As to your one statementif my grandson was in that school I do not want to wait until the shooter became " bored and offs himself".It is much more effective to continue to develop lockdown procedures that will protect the kids until the crazed gunman gets bored and offs himself.
Last edited by Crosscheck; 12-22-12 at 08:22 AM.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The last three bigtime shooters, Va Tech, Aurora, and Newtown, were all oddball recluses who were heavily immersed into violent video games. Perhaps you can find for the rest of us similar carnage from the 60's and 70's ? We had lots of guns then too.
In all fairness, when I hear most liberals talk about gun control, I hear nothing but stupidity as well.
To the contrary it shows that you don't know how to read charts. You argued that "administrators" had grown when this chart indicates "non teaching staff" has grown. There are at least a dozen different non administrative jobs that fall in that category including things such as counselors, social workers, custodial staff, library assistants, etc. You just assumed that "non teaching staff" equated to administration.]Well your guess would be wrong
Like all government projects, education has grown a morbidly obese bureaucracy.
Then again, this is the same group that bitch about federal spending and federal mandates for schools.....and then immediately rush to applaud a call for something that would increase government spending and increase federal involvement in the schools.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
There are what.. 120k schools (public and private) in the US. Say on average you need 3 guards per school.. so that 360k guards, who all need to be trained and paid.
Let me ask this... where on earth would you get the money from to pay for this? Most areas can barely keep schools open, and now they have to have paid armed guards for 8+ hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week?
Lets do some math. Lets say these guards will get minimum wage. That they work one hour before school opens to on hour after school closes.. on average.. say 8 hours in total per day on average. They work 5 days a week. Minimum wage is 7.25 dollars... (good luck on getting people to take those jobs btw at that wage.. in high cost of living areas).
So that is 58 bucks a day, 290 bucks a week, 1160 a month. Say that hey only work 300 days a year (no weekends, not on school holidays).. so that would be 17k a year.. per guard. That would be over 6 billion in wages alone.. and that is at minimum wage, something I highly doubt will be enough (especially in high cost of living areas). Add to that administrative costs, healthcare, and equipment.. and of course profit... this will of course be done by the private sector right... so lets say you need 10 billion a year minimum.. more likely 15 to 20 billion a year if not much much higher if you give them healthcare (screw that right?).
So where are struggling school districts, that have cut hours, fired teachers, increased class sizes... find this money? Are people willing to pay higher taxes?