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...
Public Education: The Cornerstone of Democracy

Public Education: The Cornerstone of Democracy

Public education is the cornerstone of a healthy and virtuous democracy. An educated citizenry possesses the potential to fuel democracy with creative, constructive and consistent solutions that empower a common good for all people. When public education is neglected,...
3 Tough Steps to Make Our Classrooms Safe

3 Tough Steps to Make Our Classrooms Safe

We are in an anguishing predicament concerning in-person school reopening. On the one hand, we are not ready to open in-person schools. With COVID-19 continuing to spike in many communities, it simply poses too great a risk for school children, teachers and staff to...
2020: A Lost Year or a Year of Losses?

2020: A Lost Year or a Year of Losses?

Just past its midpoint, year 2020 has assured us already of its destructive and lasting impact. It came without an appointment and stands out unlike any other year most of us have known. What was expected to be a rough spring continues producing trauma into the...