When you know was running for President in 2016, he promised to hire the best people to fill out the many positions in his administration.
I don’t know about anyone else, but in my opinion Betsy DeVos is far from the best person to ensure that American children receive the best education possible.
Her latest proposal to is allow schools to use federal funds to pay for guns and gun training for school personnel.
If all previous signs have pointed to her being completely under qualified for her job, this new proposal is akin to large blinking red light flashing danger.
According to a report last year from the Pew Research Center, American children lag well behind their peers worldwide when it comes education.
What our children (and their teachers by extension) need is not guns on campus. They need books, computers, school buildings that are not falling apart, etc. Many of our students may reach high school or college and need remedial classes to catch up academically to their classmates. A brand new high school student should not be starting 9th grade with a reading level of a fifth grader, but the reality is that many students walk into high school academically unprepared to succeed.
This inane proposal also bring the issue of gun control back into the spotlight. We should not spending tax dollars on arming teachers, we should be writing laws that protect innocent civilians while respecting the rights of responsible gun owners.
From my perspective, the idea of spending federal tax dollars to arm teachers is just another reason why you know who and his administration are taking this country down a path that I fear we may never come from.