May 7, 2018

School Safety Without Scaring The Kids

By Bellwether

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In The 74 Drew Pache and I look at school security and safety strategies that don’t involve getting students overly anxious about gun violence.

Whether by design to spin up parents about guns and electoral politics or because of a lack of expertise in security, districts are responding to concerns about school shootings with measures that, however well-meaning, are doing more to scare kids than genuinely protect them.

Some of what we write about is just good education policy (small schools and more/better counselors) and some is security. You can read the entire column right here. 

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