Kids are so much fun to be around. Little bundles of energy, they are overcome with curiosity; constantly information-gathering, testing and discovering new things. It's hard to imagine a place specifically designed to feed that curiosity and offer information and present new things that some children would fake a tummy ache to avoid.
It's equally difficult to imagine parents in the most world's most prosperous nation who expect their children be both educated and tended to during work hours, yet balk at providing the financial support required to get the jobs done well.
And it is almost impossible to imagine a person responsible for overseeing the public education system in a great country like ours that:
A commission on school safety prompted by school shootings and gun violence that will not address or look into school shootings or gun violence could only happen in the Divided States of Ameritrump. After the murders at Santa Fe High School some of the heads commented that since the killer used a shotgun and a .38 instead of an assault rifle, that it didn't fit into the same category as, e.g., Parkland!
This is how far things have been twisted and distorted - that kids killing kids with a shotgun and pistol is no big deal … 'we can't expect to do anything about that!' Sure we can. It is not now, nor will it ever be, OK for a sixteen-year-old to grab his dad's guns and kill people. ¡Despierta America! Wake up!
James Madison originally proposed an amendment that read:
We have an obligation to make sure that The Young People Will Win! Unfortunately, in order for that to happen, The Old Farts Must Act! Keeping our children and teachers safe in their educational/work environment is at least a three-part issue:
School building security is a matter of money. School districts must stop approaching every tax levy like an unwanted orphan begging for just enough gruel to survive and tell the tax payers what you really need and what it will be used for. Stop presenting your case for reasonable funding as a pathetic plea to save jobs and ask for enough to keep jobs and help keep the buildings secure.
Automatic assault rifles serve no positive purpose in our society. Like slavery, witch trials, McCarthyism, Japanese internment camps, Viet Nam and other historical national embarrassments, easy access to automatic assault rifles needs to end. At the very least, each weapon must be registered and the weapons sold only to licensed adult users. If you extend the permitting and licensing to all firearms, maybe Dad wouldn't so carelessly leave his weapons lying around, knowing their use will lead back to him … maybe not?
After so many hollow words and broken promises it becomes more clear each day that there is as much chance of Congress enacting new gun control legislation as there is that Trump's hair style will create a new fad. Something would have to happen that more or less shut down the country before the steely grip of the NRA would be loosened and Congress felt pressured to act. Other than forcing our representatives to live off their salaries or a general strike by the nation's Teamsters or Teachers, nothing seems to fit the bill.
Clearly neither the bogus-before-it-begins federal school safety commission nor Betsy DeVos are sincerely concerned about school safety - perhaps because their kids are all in private school!? Unless Teachers decide to strike in the name of school safety and demand particular gun controls be put in place before they return to work, we will need to focus on what we can affect: school building security; apparently without any help from the feds.
Betsy DeVos, please resign.
School Districts, stop acting like weenies and 1) justify and then 2) ask for what you really need. This 'poor us' act is tired.
Teachers, you are the only group that has the power. Wouldn't it be awesome if you used it?
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