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Newtown Connecticut School Shooting

Moving Beyond Rhetoric: Reflections From a Teacher in the Wake of the Newtown Tragedy

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Hillary Linardopoulos

Let us be advocates for our children. Let us be their voices when they cannot. Let us prepare them for success. Let the loving care that parents and teachers demonstrate extend all the way up to the policies enacted by our federal government. Let us do right by our children.

We Need to Load Up on Mental Health Detection and Shoot for a Safer Society

Fran Lasker | Posted 12.20.2012 | Education
Fran Lasker

It is difficult to assess the threat level of someone driving their car, walking down the street, or just passing us by, but schools provide enough exposure to create a paradigm to begin threat assessment and find ways to upgrade happiness.

The NRA Had Best Be Careful About What It Says Tomorrow

James Salt | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
James Salt

The NRA is the mouthpiece of gun manufacturers, not law-abiding sportswomen and men, so the group's leaders should be extremely careful about what they say. Silence would be better than making a divisive contribution to a delicate public policy debate gripping a nation in mourning.

It's Time for the Nation to Get Serious About Gun Control

Dr. David Wilson | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Dr. David Wilson

The time has come for this nation to come face to face with a problem that threatens to un-glue the fabric of our educational institutions and, indeed, our very communities across this country.

Keeping Our Babies Safe: A Teacher's Perspective

Lauren Boyle | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Lauren Boyle

As a nation of adults who now, more than ever, feel compelled to protect the youngest among us from unnecessary gun violence, we must realize that our babies are watching and listening to us argue, and that they will learn from our action -- or our inertia.

One Mother's Thanks and Prayers

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices
Keisha Sutton-James

As a mom and citizen, I have many prayers. Beyond praying for peace for those who have lost a child or loved one, I pray that these lives are not in vain. I regret that it has had to come to this and I pray that the Newtown tragedy becomes rock bottom for us.

Enough Dead Children From Gun Violence!

John Rosenthal | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
John Rosenthal

When are we going to stop this calamity with innocent children being massacred every day? When are we going to protect our children who have no one to protect them by us? Children deserve much better and adults are to blame.