Connecticut’s public schools have received a lot of press lately. But it’s not necessarily the kind of coverage we all want for our school system. A few days ago, Shonu wrote an entry about Rell’s veto on banning junk food from our schools. Today, Connecticut headlines are cluttered by news of a student bringing a gun to school in Hartford and Milford public schools’ problems with bullying.
Youth violence in our schools is an issue we must address. There are enough distractions outside of our education system that pull our children away from their books. We need to ensure that inside our classrooms, Connecticut’s children are given the best opportunity to maximize their potential without the fear of gun violence and bullies.