The Benefits of Guns on Campus

Though the overwhelming majority of postsecondary educators don’t want guns on their campuses and most states, in keeping with centuries’ old wisdom, have refused to expand guns to their campuses, two more states are set to bring firearms to higher ed. Arkansas and Kansas are joining Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin... Continue Reading →

Femicide among the Young

I can't stop thinking about Deserae Turner. Like, all night long some nights, for several weeks now. In February, Turner, 14, was lured into an isolated location near Logan, Utah, by two 16 year old boys and shot in the head. They'd talked about slitting her throat but "could not go through with it," so... Continue Reading →

Banning Books, Closing Hearts, Killing Kids

Content alert: LGBT teen suicide, white nationalist politics, homophobia in politics The drama began with Drama, Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel about a middle school play. My daughter had enjoyed her Smile and Sisters, and I was probably more excited than an adult should be about her re-vamping of The Babysitters Club series. We’d given Telgemeier’s... Continue Reading →

Sending Some Love to Mother Emanuel

White supremacist Dylann Roof stands trial this week for the June 2015 deaths of nine black parishioners in this historic church, the oldest black congregation south of Baltimore. Above, Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC Early in its history, in 1814, its leaders were arrested for violating a state law prohibiting the gathering of enslaved... Continue Reading →

Guns on Campus Don’t Kill People, Students Do

But we can't ban students, so let's discourage guns School is back in session in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all places where guns are now or are soon slated to be permitted on college campuses. Like a lot of post-secondary educators, I have a lot of thoughts on the matter,... Continue Reading →

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