Any Antoinette Tuffs Left in Philadelphia Schools?

Diane gives a wonderful post about Antoinette Tuff, who saved US from another terrorist killing children in a school.

Why?

Why attack children? Because you are a coward and nothing more? Probably.

But, at least one adult in the school confronted the man. Antoinette calmed him down. And convinced him to turn himself in.

Kudos to Antoinette, and to Diane for her blog.

Wayne

Diane Ravitch's blog

The story of Antoinette Tuff is a testament to the courage, the kindness, the decency, and the heart of a young woman who worked as a bookkeeper in an elementary school in Georgia.

As the whole world must know by now, a gunman came into the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia, with an AK-47 and 500 rounds of ammunition. He had a shootout with the police. He was obviously prepared for mass slaughter.

But Ms. Tuff spoke to him with love and kindness. She calmed him down. She persuaded him to give himself up. She told him she loved him.

She is not a teacher or principal, she is a bookkeeper.

She holds one of those non-essential jobs that was eliminated in Philadelphia due to draconian budget cuts.

How many other schools across the nation have lost their Antoinette Tuffs because of budget cuts?

Her quick…

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First, I blogged on blogger, then Myspace - soon I was consistently ranked. Next, I quit. Then the blogging addiction came back .... Comments are appreciated. Not nice comments are edited. You can follow me at the top right.
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