Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students

Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students

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As featured in the New York Post and as seen on Tucker Carlson, Fox and Friends, Martha MacCallum, and more.

The Parkland school shooting was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And the policies that made it inevitable are being forced into public schools across America.

“After my sister Meadow was murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the media obsessed for months about the type of rifle the killer used. It was all clickbait and politics, not answers or justice. That wasn’t good enough for us. My dad is a real tough guy, but Meadow had him wrapped around her little finger. He would do anything she wanted, and she would want him to find every answer so that this never happens again.

My dad teamed up with one of America’s leading education experts to launch his own investigation. We found the answers to the questions the media refused to ask. Questions about school safety that go far beyond the national gun debate. And the answers to those questions matter for parents, teachers, and schoolchildren nationwide.

If one single adult in the Broward County school district had made one responsible decision about the Parkland shooter, then my sister would still be alive. But every bad decision they made makes total sense once you understand the district’s politically correct policies, which started here in Broward and have spread to thousands of schools across America.”

—Hunter Pollack, “Foreword”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642932201
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 365
Sales rank: 7,720
File size: 603 KB

About the Author

Andrew Pollack was an entrepreneur and businessman with experience in scrap metal, real estate, and property management. Everything changed when his daughter Meadow was murdered. He now dedicates his life to making school safe again, founding a non-profit Americans for Children’s Lives and School Safety (CLASS) and making sure that the families of victims get answers and justice. 

Max Eden is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, focusing on education policy. Before coming to MI, he was the program manager for the education policy studies department at the American Enterprise Institute. Eden has a BA in History from Yale University.

Table of Contents

Foreword: "My Sister" xi

Preface: "Daddy, Keep Going" xiv

Part I Picking Up the Pieces 1

Chapter 1 A Teacher Survivor 3

Chapter 2 An Immigrant Father 24

Chapter 3 An Education Expert 34

Chapter 4 A Student Journalist 46

Part II Cruz Control 69

Chapter 5 An Exceptional Student 73

Chapter 6 Going to MSD 97

Chapter 7 Leaving MSD 109

Chapter 8 Returning to MSD 127

Part III The Politically Correct School District 145

Chapter 9 From Broward to Your School 151

Chapter 10 The Underreporting 174

Chapter 11 The Broken PROMISE 189

Chapter 12 The "So-Called Tragedy" 198

Part IV The Fight to #Fixit 211

Chapter 13 Graduation Week 213

Chapter 14 Flip the Board! 229

Chapter 15 Free Campaign Ads 241

Chapter 16 The Election 250

Epilogue: You Have to #Fixit 267

Endnotes 277

Acknowledgments 303

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Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America's Students 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Powerful story every parent must read; the incompetency exposed in Broward county is absolutely horrifying, disgusting and ultimately heartbreaking. From a cowardly campus safety officer who is allowed to continue working on campus after sexually harassing multiple female students, or another who hid in a closet, or the cowardly armed guard who coward outside while kids were being shot inside, to a cowardly Broward county police force who coward behind trees while kids were being shot inside, to a cowardly and incompetent Broward county on-scene commander who prevented medics from providing life-saving medical care inside--the utter cowardice and incompetence from school administration and Broward PD is gut-wrenching and heartbreaking. Thank goodness for the neighboring Coral Springs police department who finally led the way into the school to help the victims, and for the teachers and students who did the best they could with what they had to survive. Shame on Broward County public school administrators, and shame on the Broward County police force.
Anonymous 7 months ago
#fixit #meadowstrong
Anonymous 15 days ago
I love this book even though the jerks who run our schools made me so frustrated! Thank you for exposing them
Anonymous 20 days ago
I told a friend when I recommended this book to him that it was an incredible tragedy reading the portrayal of the shooting, but that the real scary part came afterwards.immense kudos to all who took the time to put this book together. God bless all of you and your families. it's an incredible read
GerardGibbs 27 days ago
This book is a MUST read for parents, teachers, school administrators, and politicians. Children need us to set our political parties aside and come together to end school violence. This book educates the public on how corrupt the Broward County School District is and the major role they played in the events that led up to one of the most horrific school tragedies ever. Andrew Pollack and his family have suffered as few can comprehend. He tells first hand how and why his daughter's death was part of "the most preventable mass murder ever". The cascading failures that caused this continue largely unchanged, and he bravely faces scrutiny truth tellers today face. He does so in his daughter's name. God bless him.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Great book, terrifying what is going on in our school systems!
Hirlau 13 days ago
When I think of corruption, I think of presidents, senators and congress. I think of local city governments and even an occasional police officer. I always felt that corruption was part of adult life, in a society that continues to lose it’s moral compass. I never thought about corruption directly affecting our children. I live here in Broward County, put my son through school here; I had no idea the system was so corrupt. Whatever you think you know about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, before you get through chapter 1, you’re for a harsh reality check. If you have a child enrolled in school, in this Country, you need to know what’s in this book. The system that created the Parkland Shooter is not just a Broward County School nightmare; its a system being utilized all over this country. You need to know what’s going on in your child’s school.