When it comes to children, their education and safety, it is always ‘cheaper’, more efficient and effective to invest on the front (prevention-intervention, pro-action and productive-positive actions) end, rather than on the back (remediation, correction, fix up, cleanup, etc.) end.
“Convened by de Blasio to talk school safety, New York City students tell him his latest solution is misguided”
“When it was Andrea Colon’s turn to ask a question at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s town hall meeting on school safety Thursday, the high school senior got right to the point. Why is the city “prioritizing police and metal detectors instead of ensuring we have enough social-emotional and mental health support in our schools?” Colon asked the mayor, who had invited roughly 100 students to talk about gun violence and school safety at the Vanderbilt YMCA in Manhattan.”
The question taxpayers might be asking themselves: “Wait, we are paying a lot of people, a lot of money to come up with the wrong and/or incomplete answers; and here you have a student(s) earning a salary of $0 dollars a year, and she comes up with the most thoughtful, educationally correct and long-term effective answer!”
To increase the possibility of having a safe high school, can we at least do the ‘easy stuff’ first: