Tonight's Execution in Sniper Case, Fort Hood Incident Highlight Need for Gun Control
The sniper case is just one example of how innocent people's lives are put at risk everyday by having guns in the hands of the wrong people. In light of today's memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, this is a disheartening message for Americans.
The movie "Precious" reminded me of a girl I had the privilege of teaching over the summer. Her vibrant personality and confidence stood out, but she would not budge when it was time to work. After my journalism student broke down, I understood why. As a high school senior, she was reading and writing at a ninth-grade level.
To adapt a line from a popular credit-card commercial: Tuition, $20,000 a year; books, $1,000 a year; room and board, $6,000 a year. Graduating with a degree, a job and affordable health insurance? That's priceless.
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