Monday, September 8, 2014
About the Cover
This is the old school, and a neighbor tells me it housed just about every grade over the year. That's nice.
Who doesn't love neighborhood schools, although I'm sure this one drew students from a wide area.
Personally, it's mixed feelings. It's so nice to be able to walk to school and have a sense of community. Unfortunately, some of the neighborhood schools I was in were awful. No facilities. Fire traps. They were sad and dangerous places.
A lot of neighborhood schools are gone. It's a matter of economics, and they offer great gyms, libraries and labs. I get that. Still, it was nice to walk out the door, walk a few blocks, and be seated in your classroom.
This month's header carries on a tradition. I've been trying to do something with an education theme for the past few Septembers. While most colleges, universities and school districts go back in late August, I always considered September to be THE back to school month.
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