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Spring Valley High School police – student altercation analysis: A failure of administration and School Resource Officer (SRO) best practices

Posted by on November 2, 2015

The viral video of a South Carolina School Resource Officer (SRO) dragging a female student out of a classroom chair raises as many questions about a failure of school administration as it raises questions about school officer tactics and best practices in school-based policing. Three wrongs a disaster makes “This situation was a no-win as […]

School Safety, Shirley Sherrod, Arizona Immigration Law, & the White House Beer Summit: What’s the Connection?

Posted by on July 23, 2010

Schools reflect their broader communities. We tend to see broader societal trends, issues, and challenges cross the schoolhouse doors in one way or another at some point in time. The politically and emotionally-charged climates around the case of Shirley Sherrod, the USDA worker forced to resign earlier this week, is the latest in a series of high-profile […]