Past Is Prologue

School as We Knew It Is Over. What Comes Next?

Even before the pandemic, schools weren’t really doing their job

A crumpled ball of blue paper against a solid pink background.
A crumpled ball of blue paper against a solid pink background.

Even when school existed, it felt impossible. As a principal, I was expected to ensure all students tested well in English and math; to produce winning sports teams and an applause-worthy play, with a role for every kid who…