Education is key. And it’s not just about “book learning,” it’s community and strengthening social and critical thinking skills as well. I’m sorry they had to go through that ordeal, too. But so proud of them for taking a stand, and not backing down and stating their cases so eloquently. That’s how to save our schools — with brave, articulate, determined kids, not more guns.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

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