Frontier Academia

So a teacher carries a gun to his classroom and a student carries a gun to his classroom. What kind of teaching environment is this anyway?

Nope, it is not Somalia or the Congo I am talking about.

The state of Missouri legislators, in their infinite wisdom (or infinite serfdom to the gun lobby rather), are introducing a bill that allows teachers and students to carry weapons in schools and on any university campus.

Teaching by intimidation and fear?  You’d- better- undertand- what- I am- saying- or- else pedagogy? We’ll see how long before this pedagogical approach at the “frontiers” of educational innovation leads to a tragedy.

I guess we shouldnt be surprised at anything anymore. Our government sent troops all the way to Iraq to teach democracy with “not so-smart” bombs, tanks, and jet fighters. And it has been, shall we say, an education.

ekwaysan

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