The handstands some are doing to justify what Butler did are amazing. The safety of the kids IS paramount. Butler opposed a sensible bill that would make the kids safer.
It ought to be easier to fire teachers accused of serious crimes when a basic investigation shows them to be guilty. Employment terminations are not a "beyond reasonable doubt" test. And I don't want to pay teachers to sit in a room while they collect salaries for not teaching.
Butler and the teachers Union thought they'd bury the bill, and no one would be the wiser. She guessed wrong. If she can't stand for the kids, she can't get my vote.