We have all seen the tumultuous relationship between the police and the public. We watch the videos, read the stories and see the protests.
We understand the social wrong, but we feel helpless to stop it. One Texas lawmaker, Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, thinks teaching students correct traffic-stop etiquette could help.
Other states are doing it — why shouldn’t Texas?
One deterrent to the program could be the schedule involved. Teachers and administrators would have to carve out time to teach this material, time needed to help raise the state’s underwhelming test scores.
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But the worst part is how necessary this unfortunate education has become.
John Oliver of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver said it best:
“That is so … depressing, especially when you realize that is probably the only class where nobody will raise their hand and say, ‘When are we ever going to use this?’ ”
What a heartbreaking truth.
The thought that we would have to use resources and teachers just to make sure students have the right tools to prevent a possible violent encounter should frustrate and appall Texans.