Giving Compass’ Take:
• Mark Keierleber at The 74 lists six lessons since the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, on school safety and the broader dialogue on gun control in the U.S.
• Even though lawmakers passed new gun laws, gun control is still a polarized issue. What is the role of donors in this debate?
Valentine’s Day is typically a celebration of love, but the holiday in 2018 will go down in history as a moment of hate, national mourning — and resilience.
That afternoon in Parkland, Florida, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, killing 14 students and three adults.
Locally, leaders came under fierce criticism for a slow police response and the school’s inability to keep the suspected gunman off campus. Nationally, politicians and school leaders faced mounting pressure to quickly adopt laws designed to thwart the next tragedy.
On the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting, here are six big lessons we’ve learned about student safety, school security, and resilience:
- For better or for worse, mass shootings drove school safety policy
- Lawmakers passed new gun laws, but the issue remains as politically divisive as ever
- Parents grew more fearful about their children’s safety, but…That parent fear could contribute to support for strict gun control policies. A majority of Americans say gun laws should be stricter, according to an October poll by the Pew Research Center.
- … School shootings remain statistically rare
- Youth rocked the vote but failed to shake the NRA
Read the full article about lessons from parkland by Mark Keierleber at The 74
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