When school feels ‘like prison,’ test scores, college attendance drop shares a summary of a new study from John Hopkins:
School security measures the study considered include metal detectors, random metal detector checks, closing campuses for lunch, random dog sniffs, random contraband sweeps, drug testing, uniform requirements, strict dress codes, clear book bag requirements, student identification badge requirements; faculty identification badge requirements, and security cameras.
It seems to me that closing campuses for lunch and having security cameras are reasonable practices, and ones that we have at our school (our school has also begun trying to encourage faculty identification badges by encouraging teachers to wear our IDs with lanyards).
The others do seem “over-the-top.”
What do you think?