University of Dallas President: We Education Leaders Must Demand Action on Gun Violence

Last week we were confronted once again by the specter of violence and death from another mass shooting that took seventeen lives at a school in Parkland, Florida.Like many of you, as I consider this event, I am filled with deep sadness, confusion, even anger. It has been nearly nineteen years since the Columbine shooting. The years since have seen so many incidents that I am sorry to say I cannot name them all.Sadly, educational institutions are frequently targets of these attacks. I am convinced that those who lead educational institutions must take the lead in keeping this issue before the public. We who are entrusted with educating the next generations must stand up and call our society to address this cultural blight and work to prevent future tragedies. I am gratified by the demand for action from the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We must listen, and hear the victims.  Continue reading...

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