July 24, 2020

What Does It Mean to Demilitarize Our Schools?

Read the entire op-ed by E4E-New York executive director Paula White on Education Post.

My son was eight when he told me he was going to “quit school.” At first, I laughed, but after he said it again and insisted that he was serious, I listened. Turns out, what my son meant about quitting school was that he was going to have to leave home when he turned 18, before the end of the school year, because his birthday is in February.

He didn’t understand that when his father and I said he had to go to college at 18, we didn’t mean he would have to pack up and move as soon as he blew out the candles on his birthday cake.

When I understood what he really meant, I became more somber and even shed a tear in empathy for his angst.

To read the complete op-ed, visit Education Post.