RH Jones: Irony of violence toward teachers Pre-K-16
Subject: Irony of violence toward teachers Pre-K-16
It is ironic that just a day after my message was e-mailed concerning teacher assaults, at 9:50 a.m. yesterday, the news media would report that: A Virginia Tech professor would be the first shot as the gunman barged into the classroom. The professor died of a gunshot to the head. The shooter then fired on students. In all, 30 more rounds were squeezed off in about a minute and a half.
At this point in time, I do not know if any other teachers were shot out of the total of 33 persons reported killed. Of course a teacher's life is no more precious than students. My point is: Since it seems over the years to be a continuing "open season" on teachers, a proper memorial monument should be built on the grounds of the NEA Building in Washington. This is my opinion.
Robert Hudson Jones, a retired Ohio teacher.& Life Member of the NEA, NEA-R