Friends, I know many are anxious with the start of school just around the corner. You may not trust the system but trust your children’s teachers. Like you, they are anxious too. Like you, they want to see every one of students in front of them every day. Like you, they want this whole pandemic thing over. Please keep that in mind and be patient as they adjust to the new normal, which I hope is just temporary. Many districts have not developed a plan to train them and/or are providing substandard resources and platforms to conduct virtual instruction on.
When we go to the polls in November, please don’t focus just on the top names on the ballot. There are names of Board of Education candidates that are down the ballot. Some of those candidates will continue status quo, regardless of what they say. A status quo that had no foresight or understanding of 21st Century learning. Others, like Stephanie Walker, Hugh McMannus and myself are keenly aware of what needs to be done to correct the mistakes, negligence, and abuses that have been occurring over the last 30 or more years.
Be patient at the start of school and remember those whose lack of vision put us in the predicament. Vote Chris Meek for Board of Education.