National Organizations Pen Letter to Montgomery County Council, Board of Education in Support of Removing Police from Schools
We write on behalf of Advancement Project National Office and the Alliance for Educational Justice to fully and enthusiastically support the call to remove police from Montgomery County Public Schools. If we have learned anything from the historic moment spurred by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, it is that police cannot be trusted to keep us safe. Years of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) data reflecting a relentless school-to-prison pipeline indicate disparate criminalization of students of color by the police. Officers that roam school hallways are no different from the officers on the streets and thus, a new vision for safety in schools must emerge from this crisis.