SCHOOLS OF THE STATEN Jill Biden said that educators accept the call to teach “out of love for what we do and who we teach.” She also minimized the narrative of divisions between parents and their children’s teachers. Maybe some should tell the First Lady that just 35% of Republican voters and 46% of Democratic voters are satisfied with the performance of their local public school.

As the summer fades into fall and the kids return to school, all is not well.

We have all gone through it as children. The joys of summer fade, the weather cools, the days get shorter, and the school doors swing open. For most kids – and I was certainly one of them – it is not a time of joy.