A few troubling comments were shared with me recently.
I was taken back and upset.
I've thought a lot about this and have reached out for professional advice.
I support respectful conversation, discourse and debate. I believe our organizations are stronger when information is transparent, open, and readily shared. I worry when questions are met with disregard, silence, and negativity. I am similarly alarmed when people are unwilling to discuss or debate sensitive issues related to the good work possible in schools.
I will continue to read and think about this issue as I await the professional consult I seek.
In the end, it's my goal to teach well and do what I can to serve students, family members, colleagues, and community members well. Onward.