Deborah Fowler

Deborah Fowler is deputy director of Texas Appleseed. Deborah oversees Texas Appleseed’s legal team, coordinating legal efforts on juvenile justice, foster care reform, MHMR and the courts, the School-to-Prison Pipeline, parent involvement in schools, and disaster relief. She is the primary author of Texas Appleseed’s handbook for defendants with mental retardation and the School-to-Prison Pipeline report. Email:

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Armed Police Won't Fix Our Schools
Few headlines are more jarring than the one that accompanied a recent front-page Inquirer story on school policing in Houston: "Armed with guns and understanding." The image is at odds with what most people want in their public schools. Understanding? Yes. Guns? No.
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