We don’t need
to harden
our schools,
Our students’
are hard enough.
They need
soft places
to pursue

#MicroPoetry #SOL18

There is no Amendment more sacred than this declaration….”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

I am sickened by the talk of “hardening our schools” It’s a ‘get tough’ soundbite that has disastrous implications for our nation’s public school children. Arming teachers will not deter a suicidal killer; they won’t be scared, but our children will be.  This vision of school looks more like prisons or warzones. Our children need books, not guns…calm, not violence…teachers, not body guards.  There is so much wrong with this thinking that I can barely breathe thinking about it. This Twitter Thread demonstrates how hard it is to put teachers in the position of killing one of their own.



12 thoughts on “hard

  1. This is what has been going through my head the last few weeks when everyone seems to want to arm teachers. And that twitter thread! There were things I hadn’t thought of, but now, I’m like, “Yes. What about that?”

  2. Imagine a world where the #1 priority of education is to love and understand. Love and understand each other, love and understand our students, our teachers, our administrators, our parents and communities. What a great post. Thank you!

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