Conservatives point to Obama-era guidelines on school discipline as one reason for school shootings

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President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students. The argument is that any easing of disciplinary action could let a would-be school shooter evade law enforcement. However, the Parkland shooter was expelled from the school and was white.

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Guests:
Susan Ferriss - Center for Public Integrity - @susanferriss, Donna Groman - Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

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Madeleine Brand

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Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or