Meg Clifford

As Interviewed by Cristina Ricci, March 6, 2014
"Every single child can get a great education, but we're not doing everything we can to make sure that goal is fulfilled."
Meg Clifford

Introductory Profile: About Meg Clifford

Meg Clifford is a graduate from The University of Texas School of Law and also a former teacher. She loves kids, and her favorite part of her job is working with them. Meg has dedicated her work to helping kids stay out of the school-to-prison pipeline. She runs a youth court program -- Webb Middle School Youth Court -- to help individual kids to succeed and stay out of trouble. She is very lively and energetic, and she always has a smile on her face. I came to meet Meg through my mom, who asked many others about a good person to interview; they all referred her to Meg. Meg is very passionate about her cause and she has many interesting things to say about her job and the pipeline.

This interview was about the injustices of the current school disciplinary programs, and about Meg’s work to help teens who are facing a rough patch turn their experience into something positive for them and their community. Meg tells about the pipeline and the stories of her students that are involved in it. This interview was very upbeat and passionate, with compelling stories and information.