What do you think Texas parents would prefer, sending their children to a school to learn things, or sending their children to an armed camp? Legislators in the state capitol met today to discuss the arming of teachers in schools – among other things – and listened to a wide spectrum of ideas about all that. You can read about some of these ideas here.
As I mentioned in a previous blog, there is one school district in northern Texas that has permitted some of its teachers to carry concealed weapons to protect the school should there be an armed attack by gun-wielding villains. And in Utah, teachers have been allowed to carry concealed weapons and are not required to tell the parents of their students that they do. As a matter of fact, they are forbidden to do this – it’s all part of the safety plan.
And like belly buttons, everyone has an opinion.
But whose opinion should legislators listen to? Of all the interested parties, whose opinion matters the most?
If you don’t know the answer to that question you have never been a parent, or you have forgotten what it’s like to be one.
The only people whose opinions matter in this controversy are parents. I say let the parents all vote, and the pro-armed camp teachers can all have their children bussed to one campus where every teacher is packing a Glock.
All one of them.
One teacher and a one room schoolhouse is all you would need. Preferably painted red.