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Arm Teachers? Yes! (But not with guns") by Mitchell Robinson

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“Teachers can’t get their schools to pay for the professional development they need for the jobs they have now. Where’s the money going to come from to purchase each teacher a weapon and provide the training needed to become proficient? “Will we be evaluated on our shooting accuracy on a 4 point rubric, with competitions for earning a rating of “highly effective”?“Will high school teachers get the newest models of weapons and pass down the broken and outmoded ones to middle and elementary schools?“Will teachers with the highest target shooting scores be given the “plum” teaching assignments, AP classes, and cushiest schools?“Will teachers need to purchase their own ammunition, bought on sale at Target or WalMart and shelved with the “Back to School” items, like notebooks and backpacks?“Will music and art teachers not get their own weapons, because their subjects aren’t “required”?'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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