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How President Trump can “Make federal school safety policy great again”: Advice from Ken Trump to President Donald Trump

Posted by on January 20, 2017

President Donald J. Trump takes office today as the 45th President of the United States.  As he and his nominated Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, begin working to “Make America Great Again,” they also have the opportunity to “Make Federal School Safety Policy Great Again.” Obama, Congress eliminated critical school safety programs prior to the […]

Feds fail after Sandy Hook; Security expert says restore cuts, add school safety academies

Posted by on January 14, 2013

  School security expert says federal leaders failed to provide meaningful steps to improve school security after Sandy Hook Trump calls for restoring cut federal programs, new state school safety academies [CLEVELAND] Elected officials have failed to provide meaningful legislation, funding, and resources to help school administrators better secure their schools and prepare for mass […]

2011: The year professional school safety public policy died

Posted by on January 1, 2012

Anything remotely close to comprehensive and balanced federal school safety public policy and funding died in 2011.  Minus a handful of exceptions, if that many, the same can be said for state level school safety efforts.  And far too many local school districts are not far behind. The U.S. Department of Education, academic experts and school […]

Politics of Bullying & School Safety: Obama & Gay Rights Agenda

Posted by on March 11, 2011

The Obama Administration has politicized federal policy and funding for K-12 school safety more than any other President in history. The White House Conference on Bullying Prevention on the surface may seem to have been about putting a straight-forward spotlight on bullying. But behind-the-scenes is an increasingly clear gay rights and civil rights political agenda being masked under […]

Obama Joins Bullying Fray; GLSEN Slams Schools & Public Debate

Posted by on October 22, 2010

The White House posted a late night (11:30pm) blog Thursday of a video by President Obama on bullying and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth suicides.  [The 3:08 minute video can be seen below.] Shortly afterwards, GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) posted a blog message from its executive director, Eliza Byard announcing President […]

School Climate Obama & Duncan Style: With a Teleprompter

Posted by on September 5, 2010

President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared at the Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia, on Jan. 19, 2010, to speak with 30 sixth grade 11-year-olds. The President and Secretary also had two teleprompters and a podium with a Presidential seal set up for a media event at the school: My first thought that came […]