Here is my opinion.
I think the reason for school shootings is that if someone is twisted enough to take that dive…there isn’t a better place to make a name for themselves than in a school shooting. Every news media outlet around the world will cover it and by the time anyone realized a school shooting was taking place…far too much tragedy has already occurred. Whereas, if someone brought a gun to a soccer game or a mall…the body count might not be as high due to many environmental factors. Sorry about being so graphic but I think school shootings have little to do with revenge, being an outcast, or retribution…it’s about getting attention and/or fame.
“Dissuaded from making moral distinctions, fed a
daily diet of an "I'm okay, you're okay" philosophy,
denied logic, knowledge and truth, and driven by
unknown fears and anxieties, today's young people
are left with nothing but their untutored "feelings"
and "emotions" as their guides through the trials
and tribulations of adolescence. Thus we should
not be surprised when they respond with outbursts
of rage and acts of violence when things don't go
No…we should always be surprised by outbursts of rage and violence. My father went to school during WW II, I think his generation qualifies for living with REAL fear of the unknown and I don't remember reading about school shootings way back then…and I grew up with the Road Runner and Coyote but I know of no one who has ever been smashed in the head with an Acme anvil.
The article seems to place the blame of school shootings at the feet of the teachers…teachers are not to blame for acts of violence in schools…no more than the bus drivers or the cafeteria lady. The blame should be placed on those who commit the acts themselves.
Aren't college professors the ones who teach Progressive education to teachers? Oh…wait! That would make it THEIR fault…Who prepare the teachers to teach?…everybody…college professors.
I find it rather humorous that a college professor is speaking out on the topic of “unjustifiably high opinions of themselves”…I guess they would all be experts in this field.
“If Americans want to stop school-yard violence and
address the social pathologies that increasingly
afflict our young, if they want to turn our schools
into serious places of learning, they should
abandon their deadly experiment in Progressive
education and restore a curriculum that emphasizes
reason over emotions, knowledge over feelings,
moral judgment over moral agnosticism, and
self-control over self-expression.”
We have openings in our district for someone like the author. Is he ready to role up his sleeves and earn his pay? Or would he rather pontificate from the sidelines?