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Counselors, time, diverse classroom libraries, money — these are some of many things American teachers say they need in their schools instead of guns.
The pleas are coming via a social media hashtag, #ArmMeWith, that has spread quickly this week as teachers grapple with the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
I wish we didn’t have to do this. But am so glad that so many teachers are. Maybe soon we will be listened to.
Some lawmakers and advocates — including President Donald Trump — have responded to the shooting by arguing that teachers should be armed. That idea has drawn scorn from educators who argue that more guns in schools would make students less safe and do little to address the underlying issues that contribute to violence in schools.
Read the full article on #ArmMeWith by Philissa Cramer at Chalkbeat