Catherine Templeton on Education
Arm teachers: the only defense is a good offense
Saying "the only defense is a good offense," Republican candidate for governor Catherine Templeton said she supports arming teachers as part of an effort to improve school safety. Templeton responded to a question about school security in an
interview. "It is such a complex issue between mental health, between shoring up the infrastructure in our schools to make them safer, whether it is metal detectors or bullet-proof glass," she said. "Most immediately,
I think the school resource officers, law enforcement and any teacher if they want to be trained should be armed to protect our children."
School security has become a hot topic in the state and throughout the nation since a gunman killed 17 people at
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Authorities in the Upstate have responded to a number of threats and perceived threats of violence at Upstate schools.
Source: Greenville News on 2018 South Carolina governor race
, Feb 26, 2018
School money & school control should be local
Education is local, but the state and federal government both hold a lot of the money. Let's get it to the kids. We need to make K-12 decisions in our school districts, not in Washington or Columbia.
Let the teachers teach and let the principals lead. It makes sense, right? Let them do what they do best and support them every way we can.
Source: 2018 Connecticut Governor website CatherineTempleton.com
, Aug 17, 2017
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