Last week, the nra released its national school shield task force proposal at the heart of this proposal is the recommendation that schools be staffed with armed school resource officers (sros. As the new school year begins, districts across the country are deciding to arm teachers, hoping that such policies will prove a deterrent to any madman with plans on shooting schoolchildren. How questions from texas schools fueled reports of federal grants being used to arm teachers democrats were in a furor over reports that education secretary betsy devos was considering allowing.
Despite concerns from insurance companies, gun-control advocates and many teachers who say that arming educators will make schools more dangerous, the number of trained teachers is likely to. Columbia, mo --when the school year begins, more teachers will be armed since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school more than a year and a half ago, nine states passed laws allowing. Teachers, it is said, have some of the hardest jobs in the world the hours are long, and the rewards often intangible in addition to designing and executing lesson plans, grading homework and.
Schools in some states, including colorado and arkansas, are getting around the law by employing teachers, administrators and other staff members as security officers, so that they can be armed in the school. The vast majority of teachers want to be armed with textbooks and computers, not guns, said kenneth s trump, president of national school safety and security services, in response to the national discussion on arming teachers and school staff, and armed volunteers in schools. The facts argue against it recent school shootings have prompted renewed debate regarding the idea of arming teachers or other school personnel to fend off attacks by armed intruders or even students. Kasey hansen is a special education teacher in utah who believes teachers should be armed in the classroom questions about whether teachers should be armed in schools have surfaced on the.
Advocates of arming teachers claim that it will reduce fatalities in school shootings, but given threats made by teachers, introducing firearms could actually escalate what might remain low-level incidents. Why race should be included in the conversation about arming teachers president trump has talked about a plan to arm more teachers as a way to prevent school shootings like the one at marjory. Arming teachers in schools: an argument against because we trust our children to teachers doesn't mean we should trust teachers to protect them against armed assailants.
The debate in nebraska regarding arming teachers with weapons is reflective of a larger national debate on the topic, as school districts struggle to find solutions to the ongoing school violence issue. Republican lawmakers make a lot of arguments when it comes to allowing guns in schools gun-free school zones are targets for criminals, they argue, and only an armed teacher would be able to. That is why the left opposes enabling some teachers and other adults in schools to carry arms in order to possibly stop a mass murderer: the left doesn't fight evil it fights those who do. President trump promoted arming specially trained teachers to fend off school shooters, but rejected active-shooter drills to survive a rampage.
Arming teachers is a bad idea what do i know i'll tell you i'm a parent of a 3-year-old who will be entering the school system next year thanks to vpk, and my wife is a middle school teacher. Even before a gunman opened fire at a florida school last week, killing 17 people, a national effort had been underway to arm and train teachers and administrators to defend against mass shootings. Arming teachers may not be viewed as a perfect solution for the problem, especially when the problem is as complex as anyone feeling the need to harm other human beings it is a preventative action though which could help to save lives from an armed intruder. Arming teachers can lead to accidents, as happened last week in california private security guards can harm the educational experience by making schools seem more like prisons.