News in Brief

Group Campaigns to Rid Schools of Police

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

A coalition made up of what it says are more than 100 organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia has issued a document calling for the removal of law enforcement from schools.

The Dignity in Schools Campaign, which represents students, parents, advocates, and educators, also called for new forms of discipline and student supports.

Its position paper comes a few weeks after federal officials released new guidance urging schools to limit the roles of school-based officers and to ban their involvement in routine disciplinary issues. The guidance also recommends better training and more carefully worded agreements between law-enforcement agencies and schools. But those recommendations don't go far enough, the campaign said, calling for the removal of designated, on-site officers altogether.

Vol. 36, Issue 07, Page 4

Published in Print: October 5, 2016, as Group Campaigns to Rid Schools of Police
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories