Blogger Yinzercation is a parent of little children in Pennsylvania. She was reluctant to send them to school, but she did with assurances that they would be okay.

And she thought about the teachers and principal in Newtown. She read that there was a plan in Newtown to cut the budget of the schools, possibly eliminating the music teachers and the librarian. They too had sheltered the children.

As Yinzercation points out, the story in Newtown is about the heroism of dedicated professionals. It is also about the political context in which we protect our students, our teachers, and public education. Not just their physical safety, which is paramount, but the security and resources that enable them to teach and learn without fear.