Research Perspectives / Public Policy / Social Science

Citizen’s Arrest – What You Should Know | Your Jury Trial Rights | Guest Attorney Legalman | SDP193

Can I make a citizen’s arrest? What are the implications of taking matters into your own hands? How might you defend your decision to a judge or jury? The Safety Doc welcomes the Legalman to this episode to address those questions and to delve into the Legalman’s perspectives, juries, voting, political propaganda, and government overreach.…

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What It Was Like to Present Live School Safety Specials on PBS TV | Never Do This One Thing | SDP191

Presenting on PBS TV entails luck, months of preparation, and confidence. Entrusted as a topic ambassador sets forth high expectations – not to mention standing before a live audience. I delivered two school safety presentations on PBS TV: School Safety in America: Rhetoric vs Reality (2019) and School Security and Crisis Preparedness (2013). In this…

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Michigan Bill Would Ban Cellphones in Schools | 7 Reasons For And 7 Against Cellphones | SDP185

James David Dickson, managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, wrote an article about Michigan House Bill 6171, introduced in June (2022) by Representative Gary Eisen. The proposed bill reads: “Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the board of a school district or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy shall…

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$50K Bonus for Teachers | Unpacking Educator Free Agency | SDP183

Des Moines Public Schools is offering a $50,000 incentive to teachers, nurses, and administrators who are nearing retirement to stay with the district through the 2022-2023 school year. A few states over, Michigan’s Jackson Public Schools is offering a $10,000 signing bonus for new teachers willing to stay at least two years. Unheard of five…

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