Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NAACP Report Ties Lower Educational Spending to Mass Incarceration

Media Release from the NAACP

Conservative voices Keene and Norquist join NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, Former Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Lotus founder Mitchell Kapor, largest prison guard unions, others in bipartisan call to reduce incarceration

Multi-city billboard campaign will kick off regional efforts to reform criminal justice policy and influence state budgets

April 7th National Press Club; 1:30 p.m.

(Washington, DC) – David Keene, former Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform and a board member at the National Rifle Association, will join a group of bipartisan leaders April 7th to speak about the NAACP’s upcoming report, “Misplaced Priorities: Under Educate, Over Incarcerate”. The report examines escalating levels of prison spending and its impact on state budgets and our nation’s children. It uncovers a disturbing connection between high incarceration rates and poorly performing schools.

Click to read.

No comments: