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Letter: Stark contrast

December 21, 2012

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To the editor:

It was instructive and distressing to read your story about our governor’s task force on teachers’ unions in juxtaposition with the many stories about the tragic assault, with an assault rifle, on teachers and students in Newtown, Conn.

On the one side we have consistently courageous teachers and administrators who risked and, in some cases, lost their lives defending their students. On the other side we have our governor who stands silent about this bloody attack, cowered no doubt by fears of retaliation from his NRA patrons, and focuses instead on the phantom problem of teacher unions in Kansas.

Unfortunately, the contrast says a great deal about both sides.

Comments

grammaddy 2 years ago

First, teachers were called "Union thugs". Now some folks want them armed in the classroom. Has anyone really thought this through? How much will taxes need to be raised to give them combat pay? When will they get the pay AND respect they deserve?

KayCee 2 years ago

The "Union Thugs" referred to are the leaders for the most part, not all members. If a teacher has a CCW permit, then saying they can't carry in school is just inviting the 'shooter' to invade the 'gun free zone' and face no resistence.

Charles L Bloss Jr 2 years ago

School officials in Israel are armed. Next to their no gun sign is a sign stating that school officials are armed and will protect the children. How many school shootings have they had in Israel?

Kirk Larson 2 years ago

Actually, they are not. You're just passing on an NRA meme. In fact some aspects of Israeli gun control are stricter than any of ours.

http://messiahsmandate.org/are-israeli-teachers-armed/

Katara 2 years ago

Military service is also mandatory for all Israeli citizens so they have far more training than your average American.

Armstrong 2 years ago

The NRA is now promoting the idea of armng school staff

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