The New York Post followed up the Aurora shooting massacre with an uncharacteristically awkward editorial, at once conceding the point that it's not a great idea to allow virtually unrestricted sales of militarized automatic weapons while also sternly cautioning would-be gun-controllers to respect the Second Amendment.
Andrew: She told me, "For me, it's first things first." There's an appeal to that argument—I can see why she's had some much success in bringing others along with her. On the other hand, is this present moment making teaching an appealing profession to enter in the first place? Are we giving the "good" new teachers the tools they need to be successful in the classroom? And are we creating expectations for the profession that are possible to meet? Or are we just going to keep firing people ad infinitum?