In what must be the most ridiculous public policy decision Illinois has ever made, they are making moves to remove armed guards from schools and replace them with therapists!
For now, this scheme is only based on “rewarding” schools that make the replacement; in real terms, this means (especially with the poorly managed finances of the state) that schools that do not comply will be fiscally punished. The school boards will, in reality, have no choice in this.
And what do the lawmakers think this will achieve? Haven't we already got the most drugged up generation of kids who receive more therapy than any gone before? And what are the results of this drug-addled therapy binge?…Oh, that's right, an increase in school shootings.
Michelle Mbekani-Wiley from the Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law says:
“This increased presence of law enforcement in schools does not necessarily enhance school safety. Instead, it dramatically increases the likelihood that students will be unnecessarily swept into the criminal justice system often for mere adolescent or disruptive behavior.”
This has been tried before! Essentially, all it does is stop adolescents who have attacked violently, sexually assaulted, beaten and bullied others getting a criminal record. It does not work, it is racist, and worst of all, it plays into the politics of low expectations.
If further proof were needed that the left does not care how many children die if it wins them votes, surely this idiocy should be the closing argument.