Arming teachers won’t improve school safety

Students cross a street to enter for the first day of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. August 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper - RC1EFE4D0510

After news broke this week that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was considering letting states use federal grant funding to buy guns for schools, Senior Fellow and Brown Center on Education Policy Director Michael Hansen discusses the problematic proposal to use taxpayer money to arm teachers and faculty, and offers recommendations for less risky policies to make schools safer.

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The 2018 Brown Center Report on American Education


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