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When is enough enough with this gun madness? These school shootings have got to end. Today is the day before the anniversary of the Newtown school shooting and there are reports of more violence at a school in Colorado. Children need to feel safe to learn effectively. We applaud those that “make it out” but that shouldn’t be the exception nor the rule. No child should have to worried about their safety and their SURVIVAL while trying to get an education. The link between a culture of violence and and the hopelessness of poverty is real and documented.

I will say this though: Children are being shot at school, outside school, in the park, in the parking lot, at the store, in front of their homes… What gets defined as a “school shooting” in national media is interesting; who gets the privilege of being considered a “child,” even more so.