Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Teachers would have to be capable of physically protecting students with their own lives, as the world turns now
Teachers (and that may include unlicensed substitutes in many states) are now being challenged to act as class bodyguards or student shields, as explained in a front page story in the New York Times on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, by Julie Turkewitz.
You can add the fact that teachers need training in first aid, CPR, use of defibrillators, and possibly water and swimming rescues.
And some more extreme people on the right think teachers should be armed (Milo Yiannopoulos, for example). Maybe some teachers, maybe all. Teaching would be like military service with bootcamp. I haven’t subbed since 2007, and I have no plans to. I decided to stop finally on my own, and security was one of the issues on my mind even then.
You would wonder how programs like Teach for America would fare.