In the wake of a heated meeting last week about whether or not to keep police in Madison high schools, more questions and opinions are arising about the role of education resource officers (EROs) in schools. On today’s show, substitute host Denise DeMarb digs into the nuances of this issue with guests from the ad hoc committee on EROs, alderwoman Barbara Harrington-McKinney and school board member TJ Mertz. They discuss race and the school-to-prison pipeline, the role of school security guards, youth court, and the shared goal of a safe and conducive learning environment for all students.
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