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June 13, 2018
Some Colorado officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen
Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution.
March 12, 2018
‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday
Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.
February 22, 2018
A Detroit high schooler is among 13 young adults steering two national student protests against gun violence
Among the 13 teens and young adults spearheading two nationwide student protests against gun violence is a Detroit high schooler who says guns…
February 20, 2018
‘Emotionally exhausted’ yet inspired by students: A Memphis educator and gun-control advocate reacts to Parkland
Kat McRitchie spent the night before the shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead at a vigil for two Memphis teens gunned down near their school.
February 20, 2018
Jeffco’s superintendent has some ideas about preventing school shootings — and none of them involve gun control or armed teachers
Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass thinks a national push for armed guards and mental health in schools is more politically feasible than gun control.
January 7, 2013
As NRA analogy draws ire, teacher evaluations take backseat
Union officials, elected officials, and parent advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall to decry Mayor Bloomberg's comments comparing the union to the NRA. Elected officials, parent advocates, and three of the four Democratic candidates for mayor lined up today to call on Mayor Bloomberg to apologize for suggesting that the teachers union is like the National Rifle Association. On his radio show last Friday, Bloomberg characterized both the United Federation of Teachers and the NRA as groups "where the membership, if you do the polling, doesn’t agree with the leadership." Bloomberg had made the indirect comparison before. But coming weeks after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and with tensions already running high with the UFT over teacher evaluations, the analogy has drawn a swift backlash from union supporters. At a press conference on the steps of City Hall this afternoon, several City Council members and other union supporters called on the mayor to "man up" and apologize. Among the speakers were Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu, and former comptroller Bill Thompson — mayoral candidates who are courting the union's endorsement.
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