gun violence

The Despair of Knowing That Nothing Is Going to Change – Part Two

In part one of this two-part blog, I shared a post I wrote ten years ago about why America will do nothing about gun control. It was written after the Sandy Hook Massacre. At the time of writing this, yet another school shooting has occurred in Uvalde, Texas. In the years since Sandy Hook, there …

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The Despair of Knowing That Nothing Is Going to Change – Part One

Like everyone, hearing the news of yet another tragic school shooting, so soon after a racially motivated mass shooting the week before, has filled me with a sense of despair. I wanted to say something online, to write something poignant and meaningful, but I just couldn’t find the words. I’m thankful that our host, Meghan …

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Three Ways to Reduce Gun Violence at Schools

Three Ways to Reduce Gun Violence at Schools  My previous post (Coming Soon to a School Near You?) recounted firsthand experiences with gun violence in DeKalb County, Georgia and Virginia Beach, Virginia, as well as statistics showing that the rate of school shootings continues to rise. This piece examines three ways school districts can deal …

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Coming Soon to a School Near You?

Map reprinted from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security K-12 School Shooting Database at https://www.chds.us/ssdb/data-map Coming Soon to a School Near You?   On the popular Cult of Pedagogy website, Jennifer Gonzales recently wrote that “this is the worst school year ever.” Based on what I’ve seen, heard, and read over the past three months, …

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