We are a nation traumatized by racial injustice. The murder verdict in the George Floyd case is one important signal that police who use excessive force and discriminatory practices are not above the law.
Incidents of discriminatory practices and racial injustice happen not only on our public streets but in our public schools.
As PTA parents and caregivers, we must do everything we can to protect our children from harm. California State PTA urges the California legislature and Governor to thoroughly examine the role and training of police on school campuses to ensure that educators, not police, are responsible for school discipline.
The recent tragic events bring to light once again the pain, distrust, and injustice that are the reality for so many children and families. This cannot continue.
President, California State PTA