If Minneapolis school officials and other educators across the country want to keep students safe, they should abandon student discipline policies based on quotas and eradicate notions of ‘defunding the police.’
Following the Parkland shooting, a federal commission investigated how we can reduce school shootings and look for potential perpetrator warning signs.
I want kids who need help to get it. But I’m not sure how using teachers as informants can actually protect students in a way that’s sensible, positive, or helpful.
Obama education secretary Arne Duncan wants to know: ‘What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?’
Every school shooting has two factors in common: guns and a violent person. So, let’s pretend we can get rid of one and see how the other works on its own.
Giving kids a bucket of rocks to use against an intruder sends a couple of messages that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
The guns and school violence conversation needs to happen at the local level to have any chance of effectively keeping kids safe in school.
The failure of an armed guard to even enter the school highlights the myriad law enforcement failures in Parkland.
Federal race quotas for school discipline and militarization of school security combined with toxic culture means we will likely see more violence inside America’s schools—unless we break the cycle.
The city’s high schools have become menacing places where gangs prowl the halls and ‘classroom invasions’ are commonplace. It’s coming to your schools next.
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