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This New Jersey Educator is On A Mission to Disrupt the School to Prison Pipeline

Dr. Gemar Mills is on a mission to put an end to the school to prison pipeline. According to Because of Them We Can (BOTWC) ,  the New Jersey educator is on a mission to open up schools in order to destroy the need for prisons. A Paterson, New Jersey native himself, Mills learned early on that education would play a vital role in his success. School has always been a force in keeping him from heading down the wrong path and has been an anchor from some of the negativity he was surrounded by in his environment. Upon his completion of high school, Mills went on to attend Montclair State University pursuing a degree in computer science. However, his lack of funding to afford necessary items like a laptop led his mentors to recommend education as another option. Listening to the advice of those coaches and mentors, he soon switched his major to mathematics education and worked as a substitute teacher while in school. Once he completed his degree, Mills went on to be hired as a math...

Oct 17, 2020