Please read this thoughtful and passionate post from the blog Zicharonot about the issue of gun violence. If you, like so many of us, are horrified and heartbroken by the numbers of people killed by guns in this country, I hope you will take some of the steps suggested here. I would add one more group to the list of organizations to support, especially if you live in New York State, and that is New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, where my daughter Rebecca Fischer is the executive director.
February 27 would have been my Mom’s birthday. I have thinking about her so much since the latest school shooting. My Mom taught school for 30 years. Most of the time she taught fourth grade. There are some families for whom she taught multiple generations of children.
I also work in a school. It focuses on helping students who do not learn well in a traditional school setting. We have children who have anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, extremely brilliant children, bullied children, those on the autism spectrum, gay children, transgender children, depressed children, all special, all worthy and all needing an extra boost. And I wonder how we will continue to keep all children safe from the outrageous behavior coming from the adults in our country.
I have been wondering what my Mom would think of all this gun violence and what she would do if she was still alive. Our…
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