How should schools handle violence

Many school districts around the country hope to prevent school violence in all of its forms by increasing the numbers of security personnel. In troubled schools, the result is often more cops on staff than counselors.

As school districts rethink whether or not it's useful to expel students, violence persists--increasingly between security personnel, teachers and students.

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with Deborah Fowler, executive director of Texas Appleseed, about her state's efforts to understand and control student violence, and with Richard Ingersoll, Professor of Education and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, about national trends.