Florida legislation passed a bill allowing public school teachers to be armed but I opposed that idea as I just can't imagine being fearful of our teachers and dormitory supervisors if we ever misbehave. Our Deaf schools are becoming a fortress. They should allow us to pray that we don't get shot for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or making our beds. Our nation uses nuclear weapons as a deterrent to keep peace, that's great but we may be tempted to use guns for discipline rather than protecting our Deaf kids. A shot in the ceiling will certainly get our attention.
It's only an hour flight, Cuban visa can be bought during check-in at the airline counter before departure, just don't forget your passport. I exchanged dollars into their convertible (CUC) pesos upon arrival. I stayed at an hostel next to the baseball stadium. I focused on videotaping their culture alone rather than being somewhat biased traveling group with their hectic schedule. One day took a Soviet era Lada taxi to outskirts of Havana to visit a Deaf school. They asked me what we Deaf Americans do with our obsolete TTY as we are using VP nowadays, hopefully some organizations will donate those equipment. I felt like was blasted into the past, surrounded by all those vintage automobiles.