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After Parkland, Don't 'Turn Our Schools Into Prisons,' Says Education Activist

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has renewed calls among many conservatives for heightening school security. But others say that approach misses the point, and risks undermining both the learning environment and trust between students and faculty by making schools feel like prisons.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera), professor of education at UCLA and director of the Center for the Transformation of Schools.

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On the danger in hardening schools

“If you think about

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