The Trump White House on Tuesday released a report on school safety that was commissioned in the aftermath of the 2017 Parkland, Florida massacre. Shockingly the report downplays the role of guns in gun-related school violence. Instead it focuses on undoing disciplinary policies that were enacted under Obama - policies that protected students from racial and other forms of discrimination. The school safety commission also argued - much like the President and the NRA have publicly done - that arming teachers as first responders to an active shooter is a good option.
The commission was headed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who just a few weeks ago enacted a set of guidelines to rewrite Title IX protections. The new rules on how schools should handle sexual misconduct claims eases the liabilities of schools over the rights of victims.
Sonali speaks with Miriam Rollin, Director of the Education Civil Rights Alliance at the National Center for Youth Law.
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