Posted August 9, 2022 9:00 am by Comments

By Grace Stevens

At first, the likelihood of a teacher-militia seemed far-fetched, but educators are so exhausted and bereft that we’re starting to consider almost anything. I’m probably not the only teacher, after viewing images of Uvalde, to Google through tears, “How can I keep my classroom safe?” Now, I’m being targeted by digital advertisements urging me to “harden” it.
This rhetoric of “hardening” is an expression of America’s continued enthrallment to a John Wayne-style masculinity, the same attitude that undergirds the N.R.A.’s favorite maxim, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Fear renders us vulnerable to this rhetoric.
Continue reading Fennely: I Wont Be Forced To Be a Part of an Armed Teacher Militia at The Truth About Guns.

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