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How Do We Protect Our Schools?
Minutes of carnage have led to a lifetime of grief in Parkland, Florida. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, began as just another day in this idyllic, calm city, where everyone felt safe. It was just another warm Floridian day. It ended as a nightmare which stunned a nation and altered the lives of so many families forever.

“I know as a human being it’s helpful to me. Sometimes when I’m driving in to work to think about what I need to do today, what should I accomplish today, what’s important today,” Fidler said. Fidler said it could be prayer, mediation or “perhaps even to calm down a little bit and get ready for the day.”

I am a lover of simple solutions. While we tend to think that solutions are difficult, this is usually wrong. It is problems that are difficult. When we have problems, we are working hard to solve them and whatever we are doing isn't working, so it seems like the solution must be something very difficult. But usually when we find a solution that works, it turns out to be something very simple. 

At the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville, in an impoverished corner of Brooklyn, stands the hulking, tan brick building that houses P.S. 191, the Paul Robeson School.