Archive for November 2017

How do I Communicate with You?

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate. The irate parent had showed up for preschool with her three-year-old and baby in tow. When she was told it was a non-school day, she erupted in rage. How was she supposed to know that? Despite receiving this information on school-year and monthly calendars and newsletters,... Read more »

Our Dysfunctional State Government at Work

Governor Bruce Rauner and Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Bryan Schneider were pleased to announce the implementation of paperless licensing and renewals. This paperless system will save our financially strapped state $3 million in postage, paper, and printing over the next five years. It’s also theoretically environmentally sound, which... Read more »

Words Matter: Trump Tweets but Mr. Rogers Comforts

When we were attacked on September 11, 2001, I was the director of Cherry Preschool. After making it through that awful day, I knew I had to find words to guide and comfort the parents of 200 young children. In that simpler twitter-less and Facebook-free era, I turned to Fred Rogers for words of wisdom.... Read more »