Simply Fair: Schools Input

Teachers and school administrators (including school board members) bear the brunt of concerns over how well our children are being prepared for success in a complex world. From you own recent experience, how well have teachers and school administrators been doing?

Experiences for this category include:

    • Douglas Bedell

      View-Blocking Pansies

      This is a minor peeve, but it points up the relational importance of work, however "mundane" a given job may seem. We went to a Fourth of July concert by the Harrisburg Symphony in the quadrangle of Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa. The Harrisburg Symphony is a well-led orchestra. But for a...
      • Douglas Bedell

        Sandy Hill Parents, Relatives Lobbying Congress

        The shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut were a ghastly experience for the families and people of that community. Now the familes of the 20 students and six faculty members killed there in December are lobbying Congress for expanded background checks for gun purchases,...
        • Douglas Bedell

          Words of Identity

          President Obama: "...As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago – these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these...