US Parents, Teens Tend to Affirm Same Faith, Practice

US Parents, Teens Tend to Affirm Same Faith, Practice

Teens in the U.S. tend to self-identify with the same faith tradition and practice many of the same faith expressions as their parents, according to a Pew Research Center report published Sept. 10. For example, 86% of teens of religiously unaffiliated parents...
How to Get Conservatives to Wear Masks

How to Get Conservatives to Wear Masks

I’m a teacher. As I approach the school year, I get quite nervous. It’s going to be hard. What really troubles me is the likelihood that some kid will become infected and bring the virus home to a cramped apartment, where a large family is cared for by Grandma. I...
Pray for Our Kids, Those Putting Them in Danger

Pray for Our Kids, Those Putting Them in Danger

Children, teachers and school staff need our prayers. I am joining many others in praying for those who are being ordered to return to school buildings and classrooms in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. However, we should also pray for the adults who knowingly...
Elementary Answer to Opening Schools Now

Elementary Answer to Opening Schools Now

As the time for school openings draws near, two recent publications should be sufficient to give anyone serious pause about sending children into a face-to-face classroom setting. One: A study published online July 30 by JAMA Pediatrics (JAMA is the Journal of the...