I am deeply impacted by the latest school shooting last week in Parkland FL. At the same time I feel hopeful that perhaps finally we can start to have a meaningful dialogue about how we will address this complex issue. I do not believe in “either, or” solutions – we need a “yes, and” approach. It was not one single issue that got us here, but a whole laundry list of things that keep going wrong.
What gives me hope are the school students that have been very vocal in their protests. I am proud of them asking us adults – who should know better – some very tough and justified questions. We have to start getting away from our keyboards and meet in person with our public leaders to get away from the toxic political polarization. Enough is enough.