There has been a lot of crazy talk over the past couple of days about arming teachers.
Here are resources explaining why it’s a bad idea.
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The Absurdity of Armed Educators is from The Atlantic.
Police firearm accuracy goes way down in gunfights, with bystanders sometimes hurt. Why would teachers do better? https://t.co/4yAAY0aQcV
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) February 23, 2018
All this talk of arming teachers is a reminder of what happened to one employee of the Saint Paul (MN) Public School System who had a concealed carry permit.
RIP Philando Castile https://t.co/pTyDOh8FdV
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) February 21, 2018
“Teachers are educators, not security guards.” Educators responded to Trump’s proposal to arm teachers. https://t.co/ZgiNW7eFM9
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 23, 2018
— Sarah Merriam (@MrsSMerriam) February 21, 2018
Teachers want “school supplies.” Teachers want more “resources and funding” for mental health services. Teachers want “common sense gun laws.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 23, 2018
I Am a Teacher, President Trump. Please Don’t Give Me a Gun. is by Gina Caneva.
Trump and Sacramento’s sheriff are wrong about giving guns to teachers. Here’s why is by Marcos Bretón.
Arming Teachers Would Endanger Students of Color appeared in Slate.
skip gates, one of the most well-known black educators in the world, was arrested for trying to get into his own home so excuse me for having a difficult time imagining what they would do to a black teacher who they thought was about to reach for a gun much less their own keys
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) February 23, 2018
I Was a Marine. Now I’m a Teacher. Don’t Give Me a Gun appeared in TIME.
The case against arming teachers is from Vox.
I Was a Marine. I Don’t Want a Gun in My Classroom. is from The NY Times.
Arming teachers with guns will backfire is from The Miami Herald.
You can get an #ArmMeWith template here.
Teachers Are Not Soldiers is from The Atlantic.
Here’s a new video from The Associated Press. This is their description:
Parents filed a lawsuit to block a Pennsylvania school district from allowing teachers to carry guns in school, the latest in a debate playing out in many states over whether it’s wise to arm educators to protect students from mass shooters.
Florida to Let Teachers Carry Guns. Will Black Students Pay the Price? is from The NY Times.
What many black parents think about when teachers are armed in schools is from The Washington Post.
Here is full RAND research review of gun policy looking at Ted Cruz’s claim that armed campuses keep kids safe:
“We found no qualifying studies showing that laws allowing armed staff in K–12 schools increased any of the eight outcomes we investigated.”https://t.co/i2H2gqiKP9
— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) May 25, 2022
Texas official wants to arm more teachers. Bad idea. is from The Washington Post.