With all the recent events on shootings, do you think our children would be safer if teachers and other in authority carried guns?
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On that note, the concerns of parents are so valid as well, and the trained pros brought in as operations managers in schools to ensure the safety of the school population.
Not to mention potential misuse on the part of those not trained and danger. If a student decides to play a prank on a teacher and steals her gun, then mayhem might happen.
I disagree. Why? As I mentioned, a school resource officer, i.e., a trained police officer had their weapon discharge in a school just last week. Training means nothing when it comes to bullets flying in the air.
pagesvoice, incidents where there were armed citizens had a lower death toll then where citizens were unarmed in relation to mass or attempted mass shooting. Based on your argument are you saying even police should be unarmed?
Where did I ever allude to police being unarmed? This is a clear example of people who try to formulate an argument based on innuendo. Here's an FYI, I wore a Deputy Sheriff's uniform for several years and yes, I was armed!
Page, "trained police officer...weapon discharge in a school...Training means nothing when it comes to bullets flying in the air." If your argument is that accidents happen and that is why teachers shouldn't be allowed to carry. Then logically...
Yup, let's throw away 200 years of public education for a class-based system that keeps people in their place. The enormous progress the US made in the 19th and 20th centuries is because it educated waves of poor immigrants and gave them a stake.
You mean the education system that has seen the US slip in world rankings? You mean the bloated bureaucracy that is the federal system in which less dollars get to the children, then to the system? Who said "class-based"? not me.
A private system could favor rich over poor. What's to prevent cherry-picking of students or promoting a curriculum that pushes kids in blue-collar or minority neighborhoods toward trades and kids in wealthier neighborhoods toward college?
I think this is a GREAT idea and would love to know what would end up having the greatest number of supporters. The results of putting your children where your mouth is would be most interesting.