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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Counselors are more important for school safety than police officers


Poll: Counselors are more important for school safety than police officers | EdSource Today:

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To improve school safety, Californians overwhelmingly believe that having guidance counselors in every school would be more effective than deploying armed police officers.

That is a principal finding of a poll of 1,200 registered voters conducted in the wake of the Newtown school massacre, which has raised concerns about school safety throughout the nation. Two-thirds of those surveyed said they would choose putting a counselor in every school over having an armed police officer there. The mid-January survey, released Thursday, was commissioned by The California Endowment, a nonprofit health foundation.


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http://www.edsource.org/today/2013/poll-counselors-are-more-important-for-school-safety-than-police-officers/26557

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