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Teachers are America’s hope, and we’re failing them

By Karen Attiah

March 8, 2018 at 6:26 PM

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Teachers are serving as bodyguards, therapists, soup kitchens and parents. And now we want them to carry guns, too? Wake up, America. We've got a problem. Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah sounds off. (Adriana Usero, Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)

Teachers are on the front lines of America’s social ills and political failures. In return, we’re asking them either to carry a gun or to go on strike to earn a bonus or higher pay. We can do better. Watch my take, tell me what you think and hit me up in the comments below or on Twitter @KarenAttiah to share what other topics you’d like me to cover.


Karen Attiah is The Washington Post's Global Opinions editor. She writes on international affairs and social issues. Previously, she reported from Curacao, Ghana and Nigeria.

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Post Partisan | Opinion

Teachers are America’s hope, and we’re failing them

By Karen Attiah

March 8, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Watch more!
Teachers are serving as bodyguards, therapists, soup kitchens and parents. And now we want them to carry guns, too? Wake up, America. We've got a problem. Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah sounds off. (Adriana Usero, Kate Woodsome/The Washington Post)

Teachers are on the front lines of America’s social ills and political failures. In return, we’re asking them either to carry a gun or to go on strike to earn a bonus or higher pay. We can do better. Watch my take, tell me what you think and hit me up in the comments below or on Twitter @KarenAttiah to share what other topics you’d like me to cover.

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