Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed October 10, 2014 about at-risk youth in Utah’s school system. As part of the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic, Chiang and law students published the report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.
“Because most of the studies show that when you discipline students and you don’t address the underlying issues, all you are doing really is pushing them out of school,” she said. “They feel alienated. They fall behind in their classes. And they become disengaged, and it gives them the opportunity to interact with other, you know, misbehaving students because they’re not in school.”