AFSA Calls on Obama to Create School Safety Task Force

Friday, December 21, 2012

A national task force on school safety should be the first policy step of the Obama Administration in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary according to a school principals’ union that sent a letter to the White House today urging immediate action. In the letter to President Obama, Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), said, “while this tragedy has sparked important debate over gun control, mental health policy, and other societal issues, we face the stark reality that these subjects may inspire more divisiveness than solutions, given the long history of ardor among advocates on both sides of these topics.”

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