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Education Matters: School shootings: The tipping point?

The 2012 Sandy Hook massacre had to be the tipping point. How can a nation do nothing when six adults and 20 kindergarten and first-grade children, babies all, were slaughtered by a madman?

But I was wrong.

Since then, we’ve had mass murders at so many events and venues … and more school shootings. And still nothing.

Could Parkland, Florida be where we finally turn the corner?

We adults have failed our children.

When our kids can’t go to school and feel safe, we have failed our children.

When schools do regular shooter drills, along with the now quaint fire drills and earthquake drills, we have failed our children.

When we expect our children to...