Tiffany Sizemore on Police in PPS
Public Source interviewed Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education Tiffany Sizemore for a story about her open call to Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) to stop using police to manage children in their schools. Instead, she is proposing the City invest in restorative practices, along with counseling and mental health services.
Advocacy groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and some Pittsburgh parents have already been calling on PPS leaders for years to remove the police presence from schools and instead invest money in additional resources for students and schools, such as counselors, social workers and mental health professionals.
"The presence of police in schools does not make students safer," wrote Sizemore, in a written call for PPS to remove police.
Sizemore's position on this issue also appeared in an article in the New Pittsburgh Courier. Read the full story.
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