Public Comment to Model Curriculum for Instruction on Student Interactions with Peace Officers

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The Schubert Center's Policy Director, Gabriella Celeste, responded to an Ohio Department of Education request for public comment regarding the draft Model Curriculum for Instruction on Student Interactions with Police (required by a new Ohio State law). The draft curriculum "focuses almost exclusively on what children should do during police encounters, without noting appropriate expectations of law enforcement, particularly given our increased understanding of how teenagers think, react and process information, especially under stress," wrote Celeste. She recommended three fundamental protections that would address this oversight. Read her letter below:

Letter to the Ohio Department of Education