All these are terrific ideas, but I am uncomfortable with the headline. Teachers can certainly help a lot, but please don’t place responsibility for saving children on their shoulders. It’s wonderful when they can, but when a kid dies anyway, the sense of guilt can be devastating. Moreover, it’s as much the responsibility of administrators, parents, and school districts to ensure teachers are well trained and programs are in place.

Teachers already have too much responsibility for the well being and moral development of students. It takes a village.

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.