Teachers Are Using #ArmMeWith to Demand They be Armed With Supplies, Not Guns
February 23, 2018 - School Supplies
Teachers are responding to President Donald Trump’s idea that defending teachers would forestall some-more propagandize shootings and are regulating a hashtag #ArmMeWith to direct improved propagandize reserve and mental health resources, not guns.
Trump suggested that some-more teachers should lift firearms during a listening session Wednesday with survivors of a sharpened during Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida that claimed 17 lives final week. In a array of tweets Thursday, Trump argued that arming a percentage of “gun skilful teachers,” would strengthen students from mass shootings. “ATTACKS WOULD END!” he tweeted.
Many teachers disagreed, including numerous teachers organizations. But English teachers Olivia Bertels and Brittany Wheaton went a step serve by coining the hashtag #ArmMeWith on Instagram to call courtesy to educators’ other needs while exposing a “absurd notion” that armed teachers leads to safer classrooms, according to USA Today.
#armmewith a resources and appropriation indispensable to assistance students experiencing mental health issues, NOT guns. Teachers, now (more than ever) is a time to take and mount and contend we will not accept another one of a students being mislaid to another meaningless propagandize shooting. We have to essay for MORE. Our students merit it. Call, write, march… do whatever we can to uncover adequate is enough— we NEED stronger gun laws, we NEED appropriation for mental health issues, we NEED a students to L we V E so they can change a destiny of this country. #resist #standup #guncontrol #enoughisenough #notonemore #gunsafety #schoolsafety #mentalhealth #teachertribe #iteachtoo #teachersmatter
A post common by Brittany Wheaton (@thesuperheroteacher) on Feb 20, 2018 during 3:59pm PST
“The immeasurable infancy of propagandize crew are unfeeling in carrying a arms into a building full of hundreds or thousands of children any day,” Bertels said. “Those desires are not being reflected in a tone-deaf suggestions being done by lawmakers as a resolution to America’s gun problem.”
“Teachers already shoulder a outrageous weight when it comes to educating properly, due to miss of funding, support and resources and creation certain their students are taken caring of emotionally,” Wheaton added, according to CNN. “Asking us to now lift a weight of carrying a shortcoming to kill is irreparably damaging, even if we never have to liberate a weapon.”
The transformation has taken off on amicable media, with thousands of teachers posting their possess proposals to urge America’s classrooms, such as appropriation for staff and books, smaller category sizes, some-more mental health counselors.
— Sarah Merriam (@MrsSMerriam) February 21, 2018
Let’s be clear: defending teachers with guns is NOT a answer. Teachers need resources and appropriation to yield critical services to students. Along with gun control legislation in this country, we wish we to #armmewith what we need to yield a good preparation for ALL students.
A post common by The Feminist Teacher (@the.feminist.teacher) on Feb 20, 2018 during 3:59pm PST
#ArmMeWith satisfactory pay, an contentment of resources, glorious insurance, mental health diagnosis for TEACHERS, care from administration, reduction testing, some-more giveaway will to learn my students to be GOOD HUMANS.
— Kay Kinsey. (@_kaykinsey) February 21, 2018
— Jessica Turlington (@turlingteach) February 21, 2018