What’s going on?
Teacher union leaders want to meet with President Donald Trump to talk guns … specifically, why they don’t want guns in their classrooms.
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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten wrote to Trump to ask for a meeting and hope they could find “common ground” on school safety solutions. She said she found a “universal” response from students and educators when they were asked if teachers should be armed.
“Schools need to be safe sanctuaries, not armed fortresses,” the letter read. “Your proposal to arm teachers not only would make our children’s classrooms less safe, but also is not what educators and students want.”
You can read the full text of the letter here.
Doc applauded Weingartern for reaching out to Trump and trying to start a conversation: “Good for you.” But the idea that there is “universal” opposition to allowing teachers to arm themselves just isn’t accurate.