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After calls for systemic change, school police debates stall amid safety concerns

October 7, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Initiatives to dismantle school resource officer programs in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the killings of other Black Americans at the hands of police have slowed after growing momentum for change last year and Black educators’ skepticism around the authenticity of those efforts.

Many school districts have brought SROs back with modifications or put in place similar alternative programs, with Mo Canady, executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers, describing initial announcements of SRO contract reconsiderations as having been a “knee-jerk” reaction at the time.

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