Officers on campus — whoa, fellow Liberals, wait just a minute…
The NRA response to the school massacre was both predictable and outrageous. Arming teachers, many of whom would most certainly object to being armed, is not the answer to school security.
Many of we liberals were equally opposed to the idea of putting a police officer on each public school campus. The opposition ranged from skepticism to outrage.
Not so fast…
School Resource Officers serve a valuable purpose in schools, but they are often the early victims of budget cuts. Depending on the age of the students, they serve as heroes, role models, counselors, confidantes, disciplinarians, parents and, yes, even spies.
My BFF Siri tells me that there are about 100,000 K-12 schools in the country. I would guess that the average compensation package for a police officer in this country is also $ 100k.
Do the math. Ten billion dollars.
Seem like a lot of money? It’s not.
It’s one-fifth of Bill Gates’ net worth. It is less than 10 percent of the money Apple has in the bank.
In contrast, we give Israel and Egypt a combined $5 billion a year…
We are currently borrowing $4 billion A DAY from China…
A literal drop in the budget bucket, and a definite step in the right direction. The safety and security of our schools is certainly of equal importance to that of the safety and security of Israel.
Count me as a yes.