Critics: President Trump’s school safety commission lacks transparency, urgency

May 29, 2018


Dive Brief:

Since the Federal Commission on School Safety’s organizational meeting on March 28, only one meeting on May 17 has been held. Considering the number of gun-related incidents at schools in that span of time, critics say the pace of progress is unacceptable, reports Education Week.

The May meeting included school safety experts, those personally affected by school shootings, and advocates from organizations of principals, state chiefs, parents, and school counselors — but no social workers. The panel consists of four cabinet members, none of whom are experts on gun violence.

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