Archive for July 2013

A Historical Reflection of Public Policy and School Safety

Public policy’s greatest impacts on school safety have been more rigorous building codes, abolishing grandfather clauses, and mandated drills.  Sadly, those actions have been largely responsive and not proactive, as was the situation in the 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago, Illinois that killed 92 pupils and 3 nuns.  “Allowing for…

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