Putting metal detectors in all schools is not the answer.
Planning walkouts for months away is not the answer; especially on state testing days. They message will be lost there.
Blaming the lack of mental health care is not the answer.
Pointing fingers and blaming is not the answer.
Sending thoughts and prayers is not the answer.
But more than anything sitting around and not doing anything is also not the answer.
Standing up, speaking out and voting is the answer. Empowering teachers to get to the polls and to have their voice heard by lawmakers IS part of the answer.
Teaching students how to manage their emotions and how to cope with stress IS part of the answer.
There is no ONE right answer.
Our country is in need of a new approach to many of the issues we face. We need a new approach to gun regulations and purchases. We need to all incorporate a new approach to teach the WHOLE child and that requires additional training of everyone on a school campus. We need to connect with lawmakers and ensure they really hear from us.
I hope that everyone is doing well and staying strong after the difficult past few days. I also hope everyone is ready to go out and be heard while educating the whole student.