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Gavin Clarkson on Education

 

 


Concealed carry in the classroom for select teachers

Q: What gun law changes would you support?

A: I'd support concealed carry in the classroom for select teachers and administrators.

Q: What other measures would you support to make schools safer?

A: After 9/11, we didn't go on a nationwide hunt to ban box cutters. Instead we made it harder to get them onto planes. Likewise with schools, we need to harden soft targets. Local school systems should be able to allow concealed carry in the classroom for teachers with proper training.

Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

Constitution doesn't mention education, so keep feds out

Q: Should the federal government play a role in setting education policy for the nation's public schools?

A: Article I, Section 8 explicitly delegates specific powers to Congress. Altogether, the Constitution lists 30 to 35 (depending how they are counted), education is mentioned nowhere in the entire document. My position, and I think the position of our nation's Founding Fathers, is local control of local schools.

Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 New Mexico Senate race , Nov 1, 2018

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