In the 1930s, the United States was a global leader in public education by having the largest student populations in the world attend high schools. In the 1980s, mass school shootings started escalating in the United States, as did profitable investing in the privatization of American prisons, which currently contain half of the world’s total prison population. In the 2000s, adversarial laws related constitutionality and impartiality but not resolve for why the United States is where the majority of the world’s prison population resides and massive school shootings. There has been debate of whether a correlation authentically or unexpectedly exists. There has been debate of why random mass school shootings cannot be predetermined by traditional means of profiling or quasi-experimental research, which ironically are two predispositions debated as contributing to high imprisonment in America. There has been debate that penal populations and school massacres may decrease if judicial practices are less politicized, popularized, and localized. While well intended, the decades of debates distract from definite resolve. The American dream of equal access to education in the pursuit of liberty and happiness is a civil right in a nation of exceptionally high imprisonment and indiscriminate school massacres. Resident and nonresident aliens in the United States are not the primary populations of prisoners because native-born citizens conduct the majority of crimes and school massacres in America. Disadvantaged individuals who are young, poor, minorities, and uneducated immensely compile prison populations in the United States. However, in American school massacres, disadvantaged or advantaged individuals who are young, poor, wealthy, or minorities can equally and effortlessly become defenseless instructors, deceased principals, injured professors, or dead students. The contrast is alarming. A proposed solution to help foster safeness and preparation for mass school shootings is that the United States Department of Education forms a sector enacting and regulating federal laws of defensive mandatory practices, which expands federal authority in state jurisdictions. The United States Department of Education administrates legal policies for schools through federal delegation. State governments chiefly regulate schools’ safety. The proposal merits substantial review, as federal administrative laws are a necessity in the governance of education. If opposition exists to the proposal, consider the fact that from the time the proposal was written to the time the proposal is published and read, another mass school shooting likely occurred in the United States.

School shootings; education law; administrative law; mass shootings; the United States; global incarceration; public education; school massacres; school laws; American schools

DOI: 10.52950/TE.2018.6.1.003


APA citation:
PERRY SPANN (2018). A Lethal Legal Education: A Case Study Proposal . International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. VI(1), pp. 36-50. , DOI: 10.52950/TE.2018.6.1.003

Received: 26 Jan 2018
Revised: 9 Mar 2018
Accepted: 6 Apr 2018
Published: 20 Apr 2018

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