Rather than stigmatizing schools with a PDS label, parents could act to keep their children safe now, not years from now. Parents would also have more safe school options by not being limited to public schools within their children's current districts — schools that might not have room to accommodate transfers. And, instead of costing states and schools more money, an SOS program could help bring costs down.
Empowered parents, not ineffective mandates, are a better way to keep children safe at school.
Alger is a senior fellow at the Independent Women's Forum in Washington