School safety depends on mental-health services -- not guns

02/1/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

As debate continues on matters of school safety following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., Patrick Larkin, assistant superintendent for learning for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts, writes in this blog post that the focus should be on mental-health services -- not guns. "If we orchestrated a plan where our children and their communities had access to the comprehensive support they need to deal with their particular social problems, we would be in a different position," he writes.

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