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If public schools armed, trained, and compensated one out of every five teachers to protect the lives of students, how much would this increase the average cost of education?

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Under a high-cost scenario where teachers receive far more firearms training than police and are paid at a rate of $50 per hour for their training time, the annual cost of equipping, training, and supervising one out of every five teachers to protect the lives of students would be about 1% of spending on public schools. In the wake of the armed rampage that killed 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, President Trump and others called for this course of action. However, a wide array of media outlets spread misinformation denying the need for this action.

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