First: Thank you for being there. Our educators are our hope for the future.
“Teach your children well…” as the song says.
That fear is not normal, but a method of control.
That societies survive by cooperation, not individuation.
That creativity is more powerful and lasts longer than violence and destruction.
That propaganda is a real modern weapon used by all sides.
And, that the mind and ability to think are the most powerful and ancient weapons we have.
These are just a few provable truths.
America didn’t get this way overnight and won’t be fixed in a day. But, your students can and will influence their world, one way or another.
Quick fixes and hyper-vigilance may help for now. But, knowing the past and believing in the future are non-illusory methods for fixing what ails us.