Reimagining School Safety during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Policy Strategies to Address Racial and Social Justice
Heather Reynolds & Ron Avi Astor
Chapter eleven focuses on the need to rethink punitive approaches to school safety in order to address racial and social justice.
“Re-envisioning education and schools across the United States must account for the large bodies of research that schools with strong, caring, culturally supportive and positive climates can not only address issues of ongoing victimization but also prevent students from being victimized. Little evidence suggests that law enforcement strategies have prevented school shootings or made schools safer for students....policies need to shift from “hardening” practices to strategies that foster a positive community and civil relationships in schools.”