Unpacking the Cradle to Prison Algorithm: St. Paul Case Study with National Implications

Marika Pfefferkorn; Christen Pentek, MSW; Dr. Talaya Tolefree - Midwest Center for School Transformation, Twin Cities Innovation Alliance, Coalition to Stop the Cradle to Prison Algorithm, Koinonia Leadership Academy, The Improve Group, TerraLuna Collaborative
Saturday 7/13/2019 - 11:15am to 12:45pm - Room: Blegan 235
This workshop will explore a local case study where St. Paul youth, families and community members successfully challenged an unprecedented data sharing agreement that threatened to perpetuate disparities and criminalize youth by collecting expansive data and using predictive analytics to assign risk scores. This work centers student bodies and opens questions for asking the parties involved to revisit assumptions about what is necessary for students to thrive.