an unwelcome outbreak of insanity

A notable news story: Texas school district lets teachers, staff pack pistols. While this is a step in the wrong direction, it could be worse.

Some are insane enough to propose that all teachers, day-care staff, and other adults in loco parentis for groups of children should be required to carry firearms on the job. They argue that a continued proficiency at rapid-reaction tactical shooting should be a condition of their continued employment. But as all (sane) teachers know, the job of a teacher is to educate children, not protect them. At least, not in any “tactical shooting” sense of the word.

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