High School Student Opines on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Urged to take action by Professor Emily Chiang and College of Law students enrolled in the Public Policy Clinic, high school student Varesh Gorabi published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Help us divert students from the school-to-prison pipeline.”

Gorabi, a student and writer for the Highland Rambler at Highland High School, joined youth from all over the state at the first Youth Leadership and Activism Conference hosted by the ACLU of Utah, Salt Lake Peer Court, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake and Planned Parenthood at the University of Utah. The school-to-prison pipeline was discussed in depth, and students shared their own stories of being suspended for trivial reasons or misunderstandings.

Read The Salt Lake Tribune op-ed »