Another gutting first-person story from the Washington Post, this one from a school superintendent in Arizona faced with an impossible choice. He needs to open schools by August 17 lest the district lose funding that students desperately need. His students need school, as so many do. But opening will spread a deadly virus — one that has already killed one of his teachers and places at risk the lives of other teachers, as well as students and their families.
The choice is impossible. Heartless. There is such heartlessness in America right now.
(Again and again, the same questions: how might we build something better? What would a society that’s truly of the people, by the people, and for the people look like? Again and again, the same answer: not like this)