America is a prosperous and productive country, but it is sorely lacking when it comes to basic empathy. Few countries on earth revel in cutthroat competition the way we do – and fewer still...
Yet with all that training, we get no instruction about what to do when the accused abuser is a fellow teacher.
Maybe what Americans hunger for most doesn’t come on a plate or in a paper sack.
Imagine my surprise when I walked into my classroom, and strung across the chalk board was a banner reading, in big purple letters, “WELCOME TO EM CARPENTER DAY”.