As a writer and editor, I have a rule: Avoid the use of catch-phrases,
clichés and jargon in articles whenever possible. Readers are better
served by vivid illustration—with anecdotes, data, telling details or
colorful quotes—than by overused or vague expressions. Still, there’s no better substitute for the phrase “school to prison pipeline” to describe some of the data in this issue of Catalyst In Depth.