Nephew’s in 8th grade in a very Trump-y Florida school. [since 7th, he’s made it a point to look at all the voting registrations of his teachers. About 80% Republican, 10% Indy, 10% Democrat, mostly women who talk politics freely in class, argue with students, etc.
He likes pointing out that they’re not supposed to talk politics, which eventually stops the worst of it for a while, but they always go back. Two days ago, two class periods in a row one teacher argued with a student about transgender and school sports, having the “only correct opinion” of course, “We Should Not Criticize Our President” — she’s a living meme of typical Trump-y talk]
Anyway, this one particular teacher lives directly across the street from a gun range and the kids suspect she gets her anger out about the students by shooting off a few rounds before and after school, but that’s just kid speculation.
So, with all that said, Florida’s arming our teachers.
With many Florida public schools ALREADY modeled after prisons (architecture, probably the same “preferred builders” that are probably cousins of big politicians too — and mentality)…
… I know she’d GLADLY be a prison guard… I mean an armed teacher.
All the students will know she’s packing heat and with her temper, it’s not threats from the outside that’s a worry.
Our schools recently had a BIG outflow of teachers to a county offering better cost of living, so they’re busy hiring temps.
I think some that are left behind are angry they couldn’t take advantage of moving (mortgage, church, partner and kids can hold you from freedom of movement, so you just have to shut up and take it).
So, all I know is: It’s only rosy in a theoretical picture.
Knowing real kids that are now LAB RATS in an artificially constructed political social experiment that could result in their termination from within the cage is a bit harrowing.
But, politicians gotta play, and there’s big $$$ for them to make.
In Florida, this is all a way of dismantling public schools by trying to make them as HORRIBLE for students as they possibly can.
It has zippo to do with Parkland. Nada. Nothing. Zero.
Nothing to do with safety of students. “Don’t look at what’s behind the curtain”.
AND – it’s NOT about 2ndA rights. Sorry, but if that was a priority, they wouldn’t have such quick “take away all firearms and whisk into mental facility without traceable documentation” laws.
Want Florida Answers?
Look at: Who owns Private Prisons? Who Owns Charter Schools? Who is infiltrating school boards? Who is connected to which mega churches and religious foundations? Who is jerrymandering voting districts?
It’s not even a conspiracy. It’s just corrupt politics. Same as it always is but now they don’t have to hide it at all. They can brag and use Public Relations Magic to excuse it all away.
Florida is using https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays Magic framing most actions as Libertarian Paradise.
Don’t look too closely though. It’s actually 3 tier Police State
Current and Future Prisoners.
Laws are by whim, Taxes are called Fees and it’s framed as Libertarian Paradise for social acceptability.