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.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

It's time for bigger goals
. Follow Duquesne University on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.