Teachers Under The Gun?Interestingly enough, many of these headaches are being brought on by our legislature. Both national and statehouse politicians seem intent on making life difficult for our teachers, rather than supporting educators. Is it any wonder that more teachers are leaving the profession every year? The departures are documented by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education. Here in Missouri, governing by amendment is not working out at all for local teachers. In August, outstate voters passed Amendment 5 to bring guns into the classroom. And this November, there is the Amendment 3 attack on teachers.