Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Keep Dangerous Republicans From Entering our Schools

Schools need to be safe places. Proper security is essential where children’s safety is concerned. It is necessary, though, to handle the conflicting needs for a.) security presence in halls and grounds to provide students assurances while b.) simultaneously allowing students to learn in an environment without reminders there are things to fear.

Police presence in schools is an unfortunate necessity. This could be minimized through greater use of non-police safety personnel. In a time when schools have trouble meeting students’ basic safety needs by not finding enough crossing guards, it would make sense to have full day safety guards. People could be properly trained and then serve as crossing guards during the day and patrol grounds or hallway guards during school hours. Guards could finally receive decent pay with benefits and thus would be attracted to such employment.

The solution to the dilemma of not having enough protection versus providing too much protection is to provide the proper amount of protection.


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