The United States education system has come across some hard times. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings that took place on February 14, 2018. This school shooting sent major shockwaves through the nation. Students, school districts, gun rights supporters, politicians and local communities are now divided over the issue of guns, school safety and what to do next.
The public education system within the United States is changing. The academic and learning side of the U.S. education system remains the same. However, the social and cultural side of education is starting to transform because people are fed up with the mass shootings that are taking place inside of America’s schools.
School shootings happen so much that many people do not know exactly what to do in response. One thing that students want is for politicians to change the gun laws which impact this country. They believe that if the laws were stronger, many of the wrong people who try to get guns would not be able to get them.
However, politicians have their hands tied because there are people who want to exercise their 2nd amendment rights to bear arms. Also, the NRA is providing a lot of funding to politicians who need the financing for their jobs. Fact is that many politicians are baffled about this situation.
Forbes featured an article that pointed out how politicians must come up with effective gun violence prevention strategies. These strategies must be effective enough to keep students safe in school, while allowing responsible Americans to own weapons. There is no easy solution to this problem and everyone will probably have to compromise before any real changes can take place.