"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Teachers With Guns

This idea popped up late last week, promoted by a state legislator from Wisconsin..  It was roundly debated on talk shows and pretty much everybody seemed to agree it was NOT a good idea.  One teacher argued that she didn't think it would be a good idea for her to be crawling around on the floor with her kindergarten students, a gun strapped to her hip. Well, it's come up again.  This time in our next-door neighbor, Missouri.

Bad ideas from bad governors

Missouri's agony continues: In the wake of the shooting incident in Joplin, Governor Matt Blunt suggests that the solution to the problem of school safety is to arm the teachers. "Gov. Matt Blunt, who was in Joplin on Monday for a meeting, said that because of the recent spate of school violence, it would be worth considering proposals from [...]

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