For the next week, we schlepped Henry on the subway every morning. This meant that either my husband or I got to work late, but it saved him the grueling trip to school. Meanwhile, the horror stories started to come in.
Each day bus drivers encounter scores of speeding and distracted motorists who ignore the flashing yellow lights and illegally zoom right past the stopped buses after the driver extended the stop sign.
Having stayed out of the fray for several months, I've gained some perspective on the flashpoints that have been dominating the ed reform debate. From a freshly detached point of view, a few things seem clear to me.
New, Tea Party-backed school board members have thrown out the diversity policy that has allowed tolerance and hope to flourish in Wake County in a manner sadly lacking in other regions of the country.