Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Safe Schools

"Safe Schools" is an education (ie, government) mantra lately, and lots of states have established blue ribbon panels to evaluate school safety and recommend fixes where something is broken.

As it turns out, the tough gun laws in California didn't help school safety at all.  I don't know what gun laws have to do with school safety.  I;ll admit I've always been a bit confused about that.

Here lately, in the last 10 years or so, we've become more and more confused about the proper role of public education.  I say this as a close observer, who watches all these programs rise and fall.  It seems to me that lots of people want school to be a substitute for parents.  In my experience, the greatest indicator of a child's success is a two-parent home
We know that children raised by two parents tend to be more successful — at school, in the future labor market, in their own marriages 
I know, it's a old-fashioned concept, but I believe it to be true.  Another thing that I believe to be true is that gun laws don't deter criminals, and if you want your schools to be safe these days, it's best to have a trained, armed police officer in the schools.

I'm just sayin'

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

You're exactly right... sigh