Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More of "Denial is not a river in Egypt"

A public school system attempts to deal with a problem in a marginally realistic way, and "Controversy Erupts Over School Proposal to Teach Kids to Fight Back Against Gunmen".

Of course, this reaction from education "professionals" is utterly predictable, and not just in the PRM. If you bring up the concept of any kid defending themselves in a school context, you're going to get exactly the same reaction from any school system. The horrors of it all! Even if we're just going to "teach kids to fend off a gunman with backpacks or textbooks" (as if that would work), why, we can't have violence in the schools! Even it it means lives saved, why, violence is a bad thing.

The Freeholder's children have been taught to go into "escape and evasion mode" at the first sign of bad trouble in their schools--even if that means disobeying the explicit instructions of a teacher or principal. Run, bail out through any available door or window, and get as far away as possible as quickly as possible. They are not to allow themselves to be herded into groups so that the bad guy's task is simplified. I'd much rather have to explain to some bent out of shape school administrator or any police officer why they ran rather than explain to their mother why they're dead.

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