I didn’t want to write this particular column. Frankly, I’m not worthy, not in the face of the sacrifices made by my fellow educators Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, and Victoria Soto last month during the Newtown tragedy. Unfortunately, with so many politicians discussing the idea of arming teachers, it seems worse to write nothing.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants his state to train teachers to carry concealed guns because, “We must do everything we can to protect the safety and well-being of our most precious possession — our children.”