Tell your Senators to Oppose the Use of Federal Funds to Purchase Guns for Schools
Right now, the U.S. Department of Education is considering a proposal that would allow money that was intended to be used for mental health services and bullying prevention to be used to purchase guns. These funds under Title IV-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are designed to provide resources to support ongoing mental health and drug and violence prevention programs, not the one-time purchase of firearms.
Time is of the essence as the Senate is considering legislation today on this matter, so we ask that you urgently send a letter to your Senators urging them to oppose the use of these funds to arm teachers and support Senator Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) amendment that would prohibit the use of Title IV-A funds to arm teachers.
All you need to do is click on the “Take Action” button below to send a letter to your Senators. Thank you for your continued support to protect students and our nation’s schools.
For more information on National PTA’s position on school safety, please check out our position statement on Safe and Supportive Schools.