I appreciate the articles the sun has published on both sides of the gun control debate. As a person who has spent all of her adult professional life in elementary education, I hear the National Rifle Association's proposal to put armed guards in schools as a solution that doesn't address the many other shootings that occur elsewhere.
Those in education know what is meant by the "hidden curriculum." It is a side effect of education that is not formally taught but that students pick up from the norms, values and beliefs conveyed by the social environment of the classroom and the school.
What norms, values and beliefs would students pick up if every school had armed guards? I am certain we would be working toward building a military society, one in which no one can be trusted and everyone is a potential enemy.