Sunday, July 26, 2009


Counterterrorism Strategies Could Work in Our Schools by Thomas Gibbon

"Gangs are too often dismissed as a result of urban issues such as bad schools, lack of job opportunities, institutional racism, broken homes, drug addiction and the like. They ought to be treated more as a cause of these things.

"The counterterrorism strategy our military uses in Iraq and Afghanistan is “clear, hold, build.” Something similar is needed to sweep out gangs in this country, particularly in our inner cities, where huge numbers of residents feel they are held hostage by hot-headed, violent, destructive and angry young men and women . . ."

This incredible concept was crafted by a teacher who serves on the front lines of one of America's most gang-ridden neighborhoods: Baltimore, Maryland. Read it all here.

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