Some lawmakers in Texas and the lieutenant governor are now working on legislation to allow teachers to bring guns to school and allow for gun training for those teachers. Even ignoring how absolutely awful that idea is, this is exactly what I meant yesterday when I talked about fucked up priorities.
In 2011, Gov.
Goodhair Rick Perry cut $4 billion from the Texas education budget, resulting in the layoff of thousands of teachers, larger class sizes, and, as a natural result, a worse education for many public school students in Texas.
So we can’t provide the funding to keep all our teachers and reduce class sizes, but we can provide the funding to arm and weapons-train teachers (many of whom don’t even want the training)??? Are you fucking kidding me?!?!?!?!
I need out of this state. Fast.
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This is idiocy. If you want guns on campus, then maybe get volunteers of the retired military and police variety? They will be far more proficient than a teacher could be since using weapons was part of their jobs. And there are volunteers out there that are willing to do it. If there's money to arm and train teachers, then why isn't there money to, oh, I don't know, EDUCATE STUDENTS?!