Every morning, as I watch my kids pull away on the bus, I find myself thinking about their day ahead. Enamored by their emerging independence, (and their cuteness), I can’t help but wonder: Will they be safe? Will they make a new friend? Will they be kind? Will they learn something new?
I’m certain that my fellow moms — and dads — can relate. The education and success of our children is something that binds us as school parents. We are connected by our shared ideals that our children should have good teachers, effective support services, a safe environment, access to adequate supplies and technology, innovative learning programs and equitable opportunity. It’s these common values that make us a community and bind us together around a shared purpose and vision for our children’s future.