The Student Resource Officer program (SRO), places police officers at several problematic Toronto schools with issues ranging from bullying, vandalism, drugs and weapons.
A survey of students and parents found the program was a success, with the majority indicating the presence of a police officer made them feel safer.
Among the small number who find the program inappropriate are the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter. For them, this is all about race, which is odd because black kids who want to excel at school are also targeted by wannabe gangbangers.
But because it’s 2017, the tyranny of the minority prevails, so it seems the SRO program will be put out to pasture despite the board’s own numbers indicating it’s a success.
Later this month TDSB trustees will vote on eliminating the program, and given the school board's political bent, I think we know where this is headed.
A program that is successful by the school board’s own admission will likely be axed because the optics just aren’t right.