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senate Bill S. 167

Designating an Existing Memorial as the “National Memorial to Fallen Educators”

Argument in favor

Honoring fallen educators by designating an existing memorial at the National Teacher Hall of Fame as the “National Memorial to Fallen Educators” without expense to the taxpayer is a simple but meaningful gesture.

Sam's Opinion
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04/16/2018
We should, and let it stand as a reminder of our horrible inaction on a serious problem. Let it be a reminder to us how many people died as a result of us looking on and doing nothing.
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Max's Opinion
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04/16/2018
And while you're at it pass some gun control!!
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James's Opinion
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04/16/2018
What is a Fallen Educator? I’m a disabled decorated Vet and never heard the term! Were they attacked by students and killed?
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Argument opposed

The federal government should spend money building a new memorial with taxpayer funds that’s dedicated to fallen educators. Alternatively, the memorial shouldn’t be designated as the national memorial.

John's Opinion
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04/16/2018
If you want a memorial to “fallen” teachers pass real gun control. You sanctimonious hypocrites get all humble and prayer-filled but won’t do a damn thing to really show a support and respect for life. You are the reason teachers “fall”! Do something to stop it!
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Kaitlyn's Opinion
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04/16/2018
How about instead of building some half assed memorial, you pay homage to their memories by making sure that what happened to them never happens to anyone else in schools? How about some goddamn gun control? How about you stop sitting around on your cowardly asses and do the hard thing and fix a problem? How about that...
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Linda's Opinion
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04/17/2018
I was a teacher. We don't need monuments, we need money and parent support!
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What is Senate Bill S. 167?

This bill would designate an existing memorial at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas as the “National Memorial to Fallen Educators”. It would not be considered a part of the National Park System, and this designation would not require or allow federal funds to be expended in relation to it for any purpose.

The memorial was built and dedicated in June 2014 and lists the names of educators since 1764 who have lost their lives while working with students.

Impact

The National Teachers Hall of Fame's memorial to fallen educators.

Cost of Senate Bill S. 167

$0.00
The CBO estimates that enacting this bill would have no cost to the federal government.

More Information

In-Depth: Sponsoring Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced this bill to designate a memorial at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas as the National Memorial to Fallen Educators:

“When someone asks the question: ‘other than your family, name a person has made a difference in your life?’ the answer has never been my senator or my congressman. More often the response is a teacher. Tragically, far too many educators have lost their lives in the line of their professional duty either at the hands of students or while protecting their students from adults perpetrating violent acts. As a nation, we should recognize together the incredible sacrifices they each made because of their dedication to educating, caring for, protecting, and changing the lives of young Americans.”

This legislation passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate as a whole on voice votes, and has the support of four bipartisan cosponsors including three Democrats and one Republican.


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Summary by Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: jenjen42 / iStock)

AKA

National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act

Official Title

A bill to designate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators at the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas.

bill Progress


  • EnactedApril 30th, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed April 16th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 384 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Committee on Natural Resources
  • The senate Passed December 21st, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 17th, 2017

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    We should, and let it stand as a reminder of our horrible inaction on a serious problem. Let it be a reminder to us how many people died as a result of us looking on and doing nothing.
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    If you want a memorial to “fallen” teachers pass real gun control. You sanctimonious hypocrites get all humble and prayer-filled but won’t do a damn thing to really show a support and respect for life. You are the reason teachers “fall”! Do something to stop it!
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    How about instead of building some half assed memorial, you pay homage to their memories by making sure that what happened to them never happens to anyone else in schools? How about some goddamn gun control? How about you stop sitting around on your cowardly asses and do the hard thing and fix a problem? How about that...
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    And while you're at it pass some gun control!!
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    I was a teacher. We don't need monuments, we need money and parent support!
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    OK if we pass sensible gun control first.
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    More liberal idiots talking about banning “assault weapons” and “sensible gun control”. Must we remind you that these teachers were killed as a result of your gun free zones.
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    Must pass sensible gun control.
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    This kind of thing needs to be done on a local basis where it has the most meaning and impact.
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    You people and these delusions of some magic gun control that’s gonna magically stop all criminals dead in their tracks.You want to stop these kinds of things?Start taking responsibility for your self and stop pretending some magic gun control bill will make you safe, sounds like a bunch of whiny children on here. GROW UP and SHOOT BACK!
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    No disrespect to teachers. I have many teachers in my family. I just don’t understand with so many pressing issues Congress should be voting on, having a memorial to fallen teachers is not crucial to our society and our citizens wellbeing today. Ie: reasonable gun laws?????
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    If educators/indoctrinaters didn't work in gun free zones, they wouldn't be falling.
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    What is a Fallen Educator? I’m a disabled decorated Vet and never heard the term! Were they attacked by students and killed?
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    How about a memorial to living educators in the form of fully funded schools, fair pay, and real gun control?
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    Quit wasting time on this bullshit.
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    A bill to make Congress feel better as if they were doing something real...How about CONGRESS instead LOOK to PREVENTING more educators and STUDENTS form becoming MEMBERS of the FALLEN. GOING to school should not be in the same category as going to war & honoring our ‘fallen educators’ only shows how under-regarded this problem is.
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    Do something about guns. Do something about magazine capacity. Do something about point of purchase lope holes. Congress do something so we won’t need memorials.
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    I don’t want to waste tax payer money on a memorial when we should be spending it on gun reform.
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    IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HONOR TEACHERS WHO DIED DEFENDING THEIR STUDENTS, THEN TAKE SERIOUS STEPS TO ENSURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. Secure the schools! Gun control & gun free zones is stupid. It doesn’t deter nutcases from doing evil. If gun control worked politicians would depend solely on it to defend their asses, but they don’t. They have armed security. The left doesn’t want to solve the problem because they only want to discuss one so called “solution”. Gun control! Well, the rest of us do want a solution, and I want to go with what has proven time again to work. DETERRENCE!
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    I'm an educator. I don't want a memorial if I get gunned down at work. I want better gun control laws now so my job isn't so high-risk. Increase our pay, return our benefits, lower our classroom sizes, and keep guns like the AR out of the hands of civilians. I'd rather have a better life than an honored death.
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