This first-hand account provides a powerful reminder of what it would actually mean to arm teachers.
My intuition that arming me wouldn’t save my precious students was confirmed. This was a ridiculous idea and the people who thought it up obviously know nothing about the reality of teachers’ lives or the horrors we could face at any moment.
“At 15, he shot and killed his parents, two classmates at his school, and wounded 25 others. He’s been used as the reason to lock kids up for life ever since.”
“We’ve been sinking deeper into this reality for a while now, but it has accelerated during the pandemic, when we’ve spent more time than ever on social media, and when our digital selves have for so long been the only version anyone has seen of us. The result is a body dysmorphia epidemic with increasingly unattainable beauty standards that — at the extremes — defy basic human physiology.”
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“What it’s like to lose the person who raised you to a far-right cult.”
“Social media platforms are sucking a generation into a misinformation rabbit hole.”
“Looking back at four years of MAGA terror.”
With limited protective gear and no way to avoid the public, bus drivers have little way to protect themselves from exposure, and they cannot tell which passengers carry the virus.
“I return to work because I’m just as freaked out as everyone else. I find comfort in routine, in seeing the same faces day after day. My grocery store job is the only facet of my life that hasn’t completely changed in the last two weeks. Without it, I wouldn’t recognize anything at all and would probably sooner collapse with a nervous breakdown.”