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The Poison Squad

This weekend Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Deborah Blum will be in Harbor Springs as part of the Festival of the Book, which brings poets and writers to the region.

This question came up again and again Tuesday during an at-times heated hearing of the Senate's education committee: Does the law allow schools to use federal money to arm teachers?

The federal money in question comes from Title IV of the big, k-12 federal education law known as The Every Student Succeeds Act. It's a billion-dollar pot intended for what the law calls "student support and academic enrichment."

At midnight, Oct. 1, the rush begins.