The Covid disruption to our lives and our economy has been severe. But through it all, we have been generous in understanding that our local businesses can not operate as they have and in supporting them as best we can through all of this. We know that they have been thrown into a heretofore unknown set of circumstances and are doing their best with what they have. We have been generous. And rightly so. They are a critical part of our community.
We should extend the same courtesies to the schools. They, too, were disrupted unceremoniously. Yet they managed to do something they had never attempted before - to convert all learning to distance learning. It’s really remarkable that one of the largest local institutions could manage the shift at all.
How can we be just as supportive (and even thankful) to the schools as we are to our businesses? The schools are also a critical part of our community and one that we need to bolster as best we can going forward. The future of our children depends on it.