8 School Bus Safety Tips, Whether You Are On or Off the Bus

School is back in session so this is worth repeating: school buses scream safety. They are hard to miss. Their purpose is clear. Modern buses are reinforced to protect the children that ride on them. The Michigan State Police report that riding a bus to school is safer than walking, riding a bike, or even being driven to school in a private vehicle.… [Read more]

This Week in Foolishness: Five Republicans Who Favor Guns in Schools Over Gun Control

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, a steady stream of Republican lawmakers is rallying to arm teachers, volunteers and, in some cases, students to defend against would-be attackers. As I’ve written about before, the concept of arming teachers and others in schools as a primary strategy to prevent gun violence is driven by the fantasy that inexperienced civilians can be trained to deliver a kill shot.… [Read more]