retired history teacher & medical "something"
Ah, but that wasn’t stated. As Fausto said, if you chose a private school that’s on you, not the taxpayer.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory? That was in 1911. The Hamlet chicken processing plant fire was in 1991, and we haven’t learned a damned thing. In this day and age, the doors were chained shut from outside “to stop theft” and repairs were jury-rigged at best.
How horrible! Ironically, the fire was on Ash Wednesday – one of the most somber days in the Christian calendar.
When we get to fussing about safety rules and fire drills, we need to remember these two events, as well as the Ghost Ship and Coconut Grove, and I’m sure there are others to add to this sad litany.
OLOA was in Chicago. Huge school, one fire escape, wooden floors and stairs, and what few extinguishers they had were mounted seven feet above the floor! Ninety-two students and three nuns died in the fire.
Was that Our Lady of the Angels?
Teflon Toad. I like that!
Warren and Buttigieg – yes. Bloomberg, not so much.
Horace Mann was very much in favor of free, universal education. Why do you think he is turning in his grave? Jumping for joy, maybe, but not spinning.
There was an article in a recent issue of the Reader’s Digest (February, I think, but don’t quote me) that reported a poll which revealed something close to 90% of Americans want background checks, 70% want licensing, and so forth. Why, oh WHY, do our lawmakers pander to the minority? Yeah, NRA money.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems that waiting for due process would give a person plenty of time to create havoc – and corpses.