Are Schools Replacing Parents?

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The hundreds of millions California spends yearly to prevent campus violence proved useless in preventing yesterday's shooting at Santana High School in Santee. Early assessment and intervention for violent kids, a clear unified policy, strong site leadership, and good communication with parents are imperative. But how far can adults go to stop school violence? Must the front lines be school staff? What about parents? We ask California's newly appointed Secretary for Education, a PTA spokeswoman, and experts in adolescent psychiatry and school violence prevention. (Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
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California Department of Education

California Parent Teacher Association

Center for the Prevention of School Violence

LA District Attorney

LAPD Inspector General

Los Angeles Police Department



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton