School securitization and Latina/o educational progress

Anthony A. Peguero, Edwardo L. Portillos, Juan Carlos González

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Increasing control and security has become a common strategy to address school violence. Some argue, however, that increasing social control has detrimental consequences for racial and ethnic minorities, especially Latinas/os. This study utilizes mixed methods to research the influence of school justice, fairness, order, and discipline may have on Latina/o youth dropping out. Quantitative data reveal any potential benefits of increased school justice, fairness, and order against dropping out are negated once Latina/o youth are disciplined. Qualitative data suggest Latina/o youth perceive differential treatment as a consequence of increased securitization that could lead to these students dropping out of school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)812-838
Number of pages27
JournalUrban Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Discipline
  • Dropout
  • Mixed methods
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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