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Capitalism's response to school shootings

Apr 5, 2021
In his new book, "Children Under Fire," John Woodrow Cox writes about how gun violence affects children and the nearly $3 billion market for school security.
Kindergarten students during a lockdown drill in Hawaii in 2003.
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Texas governor proposes spending over $100 million for safer schools

Jun 1, 2018
President Donald Trump was in Texas Thursday meeting with the families of ten people who were shot to death at a high school in Santa Fe Springs near Houston. Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott laid out a plan to increase school safety in his state. The $120 million proposal would focus on “hardening schools” […]

After Florida school shooting, Congress takes a new look at school safety funding

Feb 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal called for cutting millions in funding to school safety programs like violence prevention and school counselors. Now, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, state and federal officials have called for expanding such programs, and Congress is starting to explore funding for things like fences and security […]