Reed takes aim at Trump guns in schools plan


In response to reports that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering plans to allow school districts to use Title IV federal funds to purchase firearms for teachers, U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement:

“Every student deserves a safe and positive learning environment. The proposal being floated by the Trump Administration is fundamentally flawed, would essentially cheat students, and make schools less safe.

“We have to keep our kids safe, but arming teachers is not the way to go. The DeVos plan is outrageous. It would take funds from things like art, music, physical education, STEM education, and school counseling to essentially weaponize classrooms.

“Congress needs to make it absolutely clear to Secretary DeVos, on a bipartisan basis, that she doesn’t have the authority or support to take federal money from students and use it to arm teachers.”


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Funds would only be taken from one entity and applied to another if the local school district deemed it to be in their best interest to do so. DeVos is not taking money from anyone, but rather allowing local municipalities to make their own decisions. Oh, the horrors!!! Local control! The senator has driven home the point, however, that liberalism is the highest form of elitism. This just in, Senator: Washington does not always know best!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018