The state of South Dakota has passed a law that allows public school teachers to wear a side arm.
The teacher must get permission from the district. Then she must get “rigorous” training. Then she must put up with the stares of her fellow teachers in the faculty lounge.
Basically, she must reverse the outlook of the professors who screened her, the district that hired her, and her colleagues, who would vote for gun control if they could.
Will public school teachers be packing iron anytime soon? Not even in Texas.
But what about “protect the children”? Sorry. That means “more government controls, more taxes, and collective bargaining for teachers.”
Just because a state government legalizes guns for teachers does not mean the culture of liberalism that has controlled teachers’ certification for 80 years is going to change.
When 80% of the teachers on a tax-funded campus are packing iron, we will know that there has been fundamental change in American education.
Until then, teach your child at home. “No more Columbines!” Good idea. “No more Newtowns!” I’m for that.