With the ever-rising occurrence of violence' within schools2 and the high level of both student apathy and dropout rates, many people are wondering what, if anything, can be done to stem the tidal wave that seems about to crash our nation's schools upon the rocks of failure. Increasing security measures in schools, such as metal detectors,3 armed police guards, and locker searches, may prevent the violence,4 but will probably not alleviate the underlying causes.5



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