Alan Singer, a professor in the School of Education and an expert on social issues in public education, weighs in on the national debate to arm teachers and implement gun regulations in his most recent article, “Other Countries Have Banned Guns and So Can the United States,” published on the Daily Kos.
In the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the nation struggles to find a viable solution to gun violence in the United States. On President Trump’s most recent suggestion to arm teachers, Singer writes, “Educators need to be focused on teaching our students. We need solutions that will keep guns out of the hands of those who want to use them to massacre innocent children and educators. Arming teachers does nothing to prevent that.”