We talked about the Second Amendment this week in my Civics classes. In a normal term we spend very little time on it, as there aren't many interesting legal questions involved - nothing like free speech or The Church of Lakumi Babalu Aye vs. City of Hialeah, that most euphoniously named of Supreme Court cases.
There is a lot of talk today implying that the purpose of education is job training. Our nation will not survive if our education system merely produces economic units. We must safeguard the future of the republic by educating to increase the most essential national resource: informed, engaged citizens.