Avoid utopian ideas on school shootings | School districts have the tools they need but won’t use such – Pratt on Texas 6/9/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes:

Our Lone Star story of the day: How prescient I was Tuesday on schools and asking “How can you help those who refuse to help themselves?” Texas has done more than any other state to give effective tools to school districts and their staff and faculty to save lives but largely it is those folks who have refused to take responsibility for the world as it is. And too many conservatives fall into the trap of utopianism as well by thinking the right policy or throwing money at, for example, mental health services, will somehow significantly stop evil and murderous criminal behavior. It’s time to put the policy blame where it belongs: School districts have largely ignored and not implemented the programs Texas legislators have given them that would put an armed response to evil in most buildings if not every classroom.

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Texas Tribune headline makes it appear that the U.S. House has approved the “Ike Dike” but the House did not fund the huge program it just authorized agencies to study and plan for the massive civil engineering project.

And, other news of Texas.

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