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It all comes down to money

firstclassroom:

My district has now said it is researching the possibility of allowing teachers to concealed carry on the job. Why? One politician said some of his son’s teachers were former marines and he would feel his son would be better protected if those teacher were armed. He went on to say that teachers carrying guns would be required to have annual training. Oh, and he mentioned it would be more cost-effective to have teachers provide security detail rather than hire professional guards. So now teachers would be helping save money by yet again doing more with less. Many of us already purchase supplies from our own pockets because schools don’t provide enough. We frequently work nights and weekends to make sure every student in our growing classes is given an opportunity at a quality education. We sacrifice planning time to perform duties like study halls, lunch monitor, bus duty, and more. But now they are considering guns?

Why do we continually push more responsibility on teachers? Why not improve mental health care? Or allow employees more time with their families? Make time to focus on family values. Why don’t we try doing more to lower poverty and homelessness? Why do we make teachers responsible for fixing the ills of society? Why? It all comes down to money.

bellandoak:

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bellandoak:

I’ll be posting images by @laurenapelphoto for the next several weeks leading into the Limited Edition Wallets launch. This is a look at a mixture of my Grandpas old tools with some of my new ones. #bellandoak #denton #texas #leathergoods #madeinamerica #tools #heritage #america #western #work #love #vsco (at bellandoak.com)