Using ESSA to Arm Educators?

Using ESSA to Arm Educators?

August 22, 2018

Erica L. Green reports for the New York Times that the U.S. Department of Education has been “considering whether to allow states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators.” Green reports that the federal agency is “eyeing” ESSA’s Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants since they make “no mention of prohibiting weapons purchases” despite the fact that ESSA is “intended for academic and enrichment opportunities in the country’s poorest schools and calls for school districts to use the money toward three goals: providing a well-rounded education, improving school conditions for learning and improving the use of technology for digital literacy.”