Many students at Perrysburg High School were shocked by the new lighting in the school hallways a few weeks ago. Some compare the sudden change to the bright, overbearing lights of prison.
Teachers need hundreds, almost thousands, of hours of additional training, in their own expertise, throughout their careers. It is a teacher’s job to teach, not to carry weapons to defend lives; Ohio legislators should not equate those jobs: if they want to, the training should be held to the same standard.
The proposed Ohio House Bill 616 (HB 616), introduced by Republican representatives Jean Schmidt and Mike Loychik, is a broad piece of legislation that will censor minority voices and erase essential topics from conversations.