Astor’s EdWeek op-ed proposes ways to make schools safer

Ron Avi Astor

Dr. Ron Avi Astor

Ron Avi Astor proposes several ways to improve the safety of our schools and society in his Education Week op-ed titled, “Creating the Schools We Want for Our Children.” He writes that although our schools are safer than they’ve been in the past, our society is more concerned than ever about school safety. He proposes that schools do the following:

  • Include social, emotional, and school climate issues in the core mission of schools.
  • Actively involve students, teachers, and parents to solve safety problems.
  • Ramp up mental-health services in schools.