“Less than 24 hours ago, Lyons Township High School District 204 announced a remote learning model to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. I am making a promise NOT to lose myself in the hatred and vitriol, that we know is ultimately rooted in fear, from disgruntled parents posting on social media who are bashing teachers and this plan before it even begins.
“Instead, I will ask that parents try to partner WITH educators to combat ALL of our fears, to put egos aside, to stop looking for someone to blame, and to show a little respect for those trained in this profession. This society needs an immediate effort to model for our children how to behave in the face of adversity— because they ARE watching closely right now, and they will emulate what they see.
“Trust me when I say we are ALL afraid, but can you imagine the possibilities if everyone took a risk and put all of the negative energy they are using right now fighting AGAINST remote learning into opening themselves up to simply being POSITIVE from the onset of this announcement? Oh, what a semester we would have.”