S.C. cop fired: Why school districts are rethinking police as disciplinarian

-CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, 28 OCTOBER 2015, FEAT. PROF. DEREK BLACK: 

The school resource officer in South Carolina who sparked outrage when he forcibly removed a student from her chair lost his job Wednesday. But advocates for reforms in school discipline and policing say the incident is about more than one “bad apple.”

Many states have laws that give police broad authority for charging students with minor offenses. In recent years, however, advocates from Illinois to California to Texas have successfully pushed for some reforms to narrow the role that police play in school discipline matters. <Read More>