Many people believe more guns might be the answerm however I disagree. Should teachers be trained to use firearms? I think our teachers should concentrate on teaching and not teaching/protecting. What is your view? Please, I am looking for serious answers as I now have grandchildren in school.
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Aren't these ex military personnel the ones that shoot up Post Offices across the country, hence "going postal". That's all we need is PTSD in the schools.
We can't even arm our teachers with knowledge, so how is arming them with guns going to help?
CJ, most PTSD vets are not violent murderers--just people who have deep, invisible wounds. And I believe "going postal" came from actual postal employees--again, most of whom would never shoot up a post office.
If you noticed the profile of those who have gone "postal" in the past, you will notice that most are vets. Most of our vets have sold their soul to make a buck or get a free education. Most are damaged goods before they ever put on a uniform.
I agree, and cameras could help too.
Teachers have not focussed on teaching in 40 years. They focus far more on class-room discipline than anything else.
I really believe discipline is a parental issue. Teachers should teach... parents should discipline children at home. Let's not stray away from the question. What is the solution to the gun problem?
Eric...single mothers are not known for discipline, so the State steps in on their behalf and does what it can in the classroom. 80% of all convicts come from single-mother households. Fatherless children, broken homes and undisciplined kids are key.
Spot on!!! :0)
I agree with you mayaanna, Most people become teachers because they have a sincere desire to teach. They should not be required to teach and protect, as a part of their jobs. Security should be provide for them and their students.
I was a student at two different universities known for pumping out teachers. Having known quite a few of the "teachers in training", I would say the vast majority chose the teaching field because they thought it was easy, ample time off, nice pay.
CJ Sledgehammer, Your points are valid, but they're a generation too late. We're here now, we cannot go back. So tell me, how can we carry out such a massive clean up?
Eric: Nothing can be done about the ticking time bombs that already roam our streets. When one goes off...another takes its place. The problem is they were all made defective, hence each one of them becomes a possible threat. There is no quick fix.
I agree CJ Sledgehammer. There is no quick fix.
Indeed...there is no quick fix but we must begin to re-educate our children in the ways of decency and morality and reintroduce Godly standards such as "thou shalt not kill" and "love thy neighbor" - two principles lost upon this godless generation.