Our view: "
If PA continues to allow school-based law enforcement... the state must require that these officers receive significant training"
A recent PennLive editorial by Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr highlights that PA state law does not require school-based law enforcement to have any training particular to interacting with students. In addition, federal data show that school police and school resource officers disproportionately target Black students.
ELC Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr was also interviewed by Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY RadioTimes on the role of police officers in schools and their impact on the school-to-prison pipeline. The interview included Harold Jordan of the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel.