Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.
Table of Contents
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11
Chapter 1 Are Schools Safe?
Chapter Preface 19
1 Schools Are Safe Places Dewey Cornell 21
2 Public Schools Are Fundamentally Unsafe Rick David 30
3 Bullying Means Schools Are Not Safe Kristina Chew 35
4 Bullying in Schools Is Declining David Finkelhor 40
5 Government Plan to Stop School Shootings: Monitor Homeschoolers Selwyn Duke 49
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 56
Chapter 2 Can Better Gun Policy Make Schools Safer?
Chapter Preface 58
1 Gun Control Can Prevent School Shootings Matt Bennett 60
2 Gun Control Won't Prevent School Shootings John G. Malcolm Jennifer A. Marshall 73
3 Gun Control Legislation Cannot Pass Molly Ball 83
4 New York Passed Gun Control Legislation Following School Shooting Kenneth Lovett 91
5 Better Gun Safety at Home Can Prevent School Shootings Richard Aborn 97
6 Teaching Children Gun Safety Is Not Effective Marjorie Sanfilippo 101
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 106
Chapter 3 Can Security Measures Make Schools Safer?
Chapter Preface 108
1 Police in Schools Make Students Safer Steve Adubato 110
2 Armed Guards Will Not Make Schools Safer Nell Gluckman 114
3 Metal Detectors Do Not Make Schools Safer Van Koller 119
4 Zero-Tolerance Policies Can Prevent Bullying Jim DuBreuil Cleopatra Andreadis Denise Martinez-Ramundo 125
5 Zero-Tolerance Policies Do Not Make Schools Safer Jacob Kang-Brown et al. 129
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 142
Chapter 4 What Is the Relationship Between Health Care Issues and Student Safety?
Chapter Preface 144
1 Addressing Mental Illness Can Reduce School Shootings Rita Price 146
2 Addressing Mental Illness Is Not a Good Way to Prevent School Shootings Maria Konnihova 151
3 School Bullying Is Related to Mental Illness and Suicide: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 160
4 Bullying in Schools Does Not Lead to Suicide Kelly McBride 169
5 The Registers Editorial: Change Vaccine Law, End Religious Exemption Des Moines Register 175
6 Don't Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions David Ropeik 181
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 186
For Further Discussion 187
Organizations to Contact 190
Bibliography of Books 195