Share Your Story About Police In Schools
We need your voice!
Learning is a tender thing, worthy of protecting, and the physical, social, and emotional health of children in schools is critical to success and safety. Yet, 1.7 million students are in schools with police but no counselors, 10 million students are in schools with police but no social workers, and 14 million students are in schools with police but no counselor, nurse, psychologist, or social worker.
Many states reported two to three times as many police officers in schools as social workers, and five states reported more police officers in schools than nurses. Even more horrifying is that from 2013 to 2018, over 250,000 children under the age of 12 were arrested in the US.
There are also measurable ways to increase school safety that don’t promote the school-to-prison pipeline and have been proven to be successful. These measures include restorative approaches, more mental health staff and counselors, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed care in our schools.
MomsRising is mobilizing to create school communities where all kids, particularly black, brown, LGBTQIA+, low income, and students with disabilities can thrive. We are collecting stories to create materials to educate school districts, legislators and lawmakers about school safety and student supports.
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