An important story about a football coach who went above and beyond, not just one day but for all the days that followed when a shooting happened at his high school. A great piece from 60 Minutes.
I will note - again - that in all the (sadly) multiple stories about school shootings that I have yet to read one where teachers or staff did NOT protect the students in the building. All the stories I have read have been about teachers/staff who stood between a bullet and their students.
I had the opportunity to this weekend to address a group of young Dems leaders about public education. I noted School Safety as one of the many education issues in our country.
I took a minute to tell them that when I was in school, I NEVER worried about a gun at school. Ever.
I told them I did not believe it fair for them and for their some-day children. And I apologized for my generation's seeming lack of concern and oversight of this issue.
I said that, in my opinion, there were three top issues for public education. One of them was our society's attitude towards education (and intellectual strength) but really, it also includes our attitudes towards guns and access to guns.
I told them that really, nothing can change, unless we make a commitment to a change in how we think as a country - both about public education AND guns.