Educators: School safety proposal is ‘not enough’


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ST. PAUL, Minn. March 7, 2018 – Gov. Mark Dayton presented on Wednesday a set of modest proposals to increase access to mental health services for some students and to make incremental security improvements to school buildings. 

Education Minnesota President Denise Specht released the following statement in response.

“This is not enough,” Specht said. “This is not enough to make anyone working or studying in a Minnesota public school feel any safer. Too many kids who need to speak to a caring adult will remain in pain. Too many educators will still wonder if tomorrow is the day they step between a student and an AR-15.”

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