… I’m pretty sure it would also have to deal with, among many others, these three consequences.
Says CNN that President Trump thinks that: “If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly, and the good thing about a suggestion like that – and we’re going to be looking at it very strongly…but the good thing is you’ll have a lot of [armed] people with that.”
In my obviously humble opinion, if the USA really goes seriously after having “teachers adept at firearms” in all its schools, all USA families could soon experience:
- No more cultural/study exchanges
The opportunities to host foreign high school students, and above all send their kids to foreign high schools may very well drop to zero, starting next September. I have a strong feeling that hosting for one year someone raised with the idea that guns must be a part of daily life since infancy would not resonate well with many families outside USA. At the same time, why send kids to places officially declared so unsafe to need armed teachers, when there are so many other places that have no such need? Please note that such a cultural isolation today translates to (even?) more political isolation tomorrow.
- Bad teaching. Really bad
Being really “adept at firearms” is hard. Being really “adept at teaching” is much harder. I’m pretty sure that people really adept at both things are so few, in any part of the world, that policies like this will result in much worst teaching, or no actual added safety. If not both.
- MORE danger inside classrooms, not less
Have a look at these articles:
- How Helicopter Parents Are Taking Over & Harming Education
- Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children
- Helicopter Parents Need To Let Teachers Do Their Jobs
- Educators Are More Stressed at Work Than Average People
- (K-12) Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All
then imagine somebody already overstressed for those reasons, now required to carry a loaded gun exactly when she’s in front of the (perceived, at least) very causes of that stress. All the time. Every day. Ladies and Gentlemen, I hereby present you the average USA teacher of tomorrow: