Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 | 2 a.m.
It is obvious that some of our public schools have discipline issues. I would like to suggest that there may be a logical way to address this problem.
Returning veterans have many issues facing them after serving their country. Many times they have trouble finding work. I believe that if we started a program to help our veterans become teachers, we would be able to kill a whole bunch of birds with one rock.
Our veterans already have been trained to follow instructions, they already have a grasp of what discipline is and they have the training to take threats head on. With some training in specific subjects, we could certify them as teachers and put them in struggling schools. This would allow the current public school teachers who do not have the skills to teach problem children to pursue their dreams of becoming administrators or politicians.
Our veterans deserve the opportunity to be productive members of society. They earned that opportunity by putting it all on the line to serve their nation in foreign lands. Our children deserve to have the best education possible, and they are not getting it now.
So let’s see how such a program could be implemented. It would benefit the children, our veterans and the nation as a whole.