Speaking Out: Where has All the Fun Gone?

By Joe Drolette Principal, November/December 2015 Growing up in the 1970s, I don’t remember many days that school wasn’t fun. We had morning recess and snack, lunch, and afternoon recess. There was plenty of rigor—the most recent overused education buzzword—but there also were positive social relationships with adults. The janitor, Mr. Gardner, was part of our daily routine; Mrs. Howes helped with lunch; and Mrs. Horsch worked in the library. Our families respected and admired teachers, and we looked forward to what new adventure they would take us on.