As a Teacher, The Last Thing I Need in My Classroom is a Freaking Gun.

You want to give me a gun? Have you met me? Have you met any teacher, ever? Spend one day in a CPS school and see if you still feel the same way. Think of all of the teachers you've had in your life. Would you have wanted all of them to be armed with a deadly weapon? I'll be the first to admit that I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but none of this makes sense to me. This is not what I signed up for.…

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It’s Time We Start to Respect the Police Again

Tensions are high in the city of Chicago right now. A lot has been going on. The Cubs won the World Series. There was a shooting of an armed man by an off-duty Chicago Police Officer. And there was the election. Those three events have directly impacted the police. They are the ones who are called to control all of the drunks celebrating in the streets. They are the ones called when a man is wielding a gun in the middle of a family oriented neighborhood. They are the ones…

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Dallas Sniper Attack is Every Police Family’s Worst Nightmare

Sitting here trying to explain to my kids why someone would kill police officers. All I can come up with is to tell them to just pray for the policemen and their families. Pray really hard. What happened last night in Dallas terrifies me. Police Officers are being assassinated for doing their jobs. I originally wrote this post in 2014. And two years later I feel it's a story that needs to be shared again. Please read and share. And Pray for all of the lives lost. I come from a…

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