Teachers in the U.S. don’t make much money: they’re woefully underpaid despite their onerous work and responsibility for educating the next generation. But there’s not enough money to pay teachers like Katilin Roig, who saved her classroom during the Newtown shootings. She describes what happened in this interview with Diane Sawyer. Listen to how well she protected her kids:
And although much of the attention on this tragedy has focused on the children, let’s not forget the heroism of those teachers who didn’t make it as well—the ones who died in acts of pure altruism, defending their charges.
In contrast, here’s the odious John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime, paying lip service to the tragedy while calling for less gun control and freer access to semiautomatic weapons. CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, who has four children, isn’t having it. Then read the comments on YouTube, which largely support Lott.
It’s gonna be a tough job to pry the guns from Americans’ cold, dead hands.