Sending our Teachers into Battle

UPDATE: As reported in the New York Post, a New York City teacher, Aida Sehic, who complained of horrific racial, sexual, and physical abuse from students has settled a lawsuit against the Department of Education, The Post has learned. Sehic and the DOE agreed to...

The Sins of a Superintendent

All of us make mistakes. The key is to acknowledge them, learn, and move on. The real sin is ignoring mistakes, or worse, seeking to hide them. Robert Zoellick Add another to the ever-growing list of sins committed by Superintendent Robert Runcie and the Broward...

Another Failure by Broward Schools

UPDATE 2/13/2019: After several days of asking Sun Sentinel journalists to look into the details surrounding the rejection by the Broward County School District of proposed legislation that would have put a focus on school safety and security, the Sun Sentinel...

So you want to be a school guardian?

Here are the requirements for any school staff member to become an armed campus guardian in the State of Florida.  Currently, these requirements surpass the training required for School Resource Officers (certified law enforcement officers) assigned to schools.

Over 75% of Mass Shooters Communicate Prior to Their Attacks

Between January and December 2017, 28 incidents of mass attacks, during which three or more persons were harmed, were carried out in public places within the United States. These acts violated the safety of the places we work, learn, shop, relax, and otherwise conduct our day-to-day lives.1 The resulting loss of 147 lives and injury to nearly 700 others had a devastating impact on our nation as a whole. The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) examined these 28 incidents, to identify key themes for enhancing threat assessment and investigative practices. Regardless of whether these attacks were acts of workplace violence, domestic violence, school-based violence, or terrorism, similar themes were observed in the backgrounds of the perpetrators

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