After the Marjory Stoneman Douglass tragedy, the republicans in Tallahassee played a lot of lip service to school safety. Please don't be fooled by the hype.
What they did is take money earmarked for the district's general fund, you know the money they use to pay teacher salaries and increased costs and for so many other things and moved it over to their security initiatives. The problem is they didn't allocate enough money and some districts are having to ask for tax initiatives while others, like my hometown of Jacksonville are paying for $12.50 security guards with a few weeks of training.
That's bad but now the republicans in Washington D.C. are piling on.
From Roll Call:
The House is proposing to cut funding for school safety programs, even as Congress continually increases spending on its own security. Some lawmakers and education advocates question the logic of this amid a nationwide conversation on school security, gun violence and self-harm.