The Gillams (a2m5u8gt@COASTALNET.COM)
Fri, 12 Jun 1998 08:09:22 -0400
Got this today and thought I would share it with others as this has to be a
fear in every parent, grandparent, scouter, scout, etc minds :
>Thought you would like to see this from If you choose to disseminate this
>information through any medium, please credit LRP Publications and Education
>Administration Online (http://www.lrp.com/ed)
>It's dated yesterday -- June 10, 1998
>Riley Discusses a New ED Approach to School Violence Prevention (6/10/98)
>Education Secretary Richard Riley told a congregation of school officials
>today that the Clinton administration plans to implement multiple "action
>steps" this summer in response to the recent series of fatal school
>Riley told a group of 450 state Safe and Drug-Free School coordinators,
>governor's representatives, and others who work in school safety and drug
>prevention that ED, along with help from the Department of Justice, has
>proposed a seven-step action plan to prevent fatalities such as those
>suffered by a half-dozen schools in the last six months.
>The first step of the administration's plan, "listening to children," will
>consist of meetings between Riley, Attorney General Janet Reno, and students
>this summer and fall to speak directly regarding violence and drugs.
>"We can't begin to end the violence unless we reach out to our young people,
>truly listen to their voices, and tune in to what they are really trying to
>say," said Riley. "And we must make them part of this solution."
>The second step, "effective programs," will be the department's move to
>"tighten" up existing programs, including the redirection of the Safe and
>Drug Free School Program. Riley added that Congress should respond to recent
>violence by passing President Clinton's request to target $125 million to
>those communities with strong prevention initiatives.
>For the rest of the story, subscribers to Education Administration Online
>can click on Newsgroups and select D.C.Daily.
>If you choose to disseminate this information through any medium, please
>credit LRP Publications and Education Administration Online
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