3L Walsh publishes op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune

Vanessa WalshS.J. Quinney College of Law 3L Vanessa Walsh published an op-ed in the March 19, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune. Titled, “American Indian students deserve better from Utah schools,”  the opinion follows up on the School-to-Prison Pipeline research conducted by Walsh and the Public Policy Clinic.

In Utah, Native American students are expelled, referred to law enforcement and arrested at school at alarming rates. They are almost four times more likely than white students to receive a school disciplinary action and are the single most likely student population in Utah to be referred to law enforcement and arrested at school. This student population is three times more likely to receive this action than all other students of color and almost eight times more likely than white students. They are almost four times more likely than all other students of color to be arrested at school and more than six times more likely than white students.

Read the complete op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune »