Re: “Far more can be done to prevent school shootings” (Viewpoint, 11-10).
Human services and public schools are the two largest line items in our state’s budget. The bureaucracy built into these two institutions creates incredible overhead without a tangible benefit for the children either group represents.
The University of Washington faculty member suggests that the solution to school violence is more big government: early intervention, monitoring children’s social media, school-based health centers, curricula that will help regulate the children’s emotions and more gun laws.
The recent McCleary court decision already faults our state for not fully funding education. If our …