This year, local school board elections matter more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Political agendas, not the well-being of pupils, are driving aspirants endeavoring to lead local school districts.
Want to end the teacher exodus? It starts with a little respect | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Turning teachers into automatons controlled by political entities far outside the classroom is not an attitude of respect for the individuals or for the learning process.
In our trying times, we need the healing power of humor more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Life’s road is a bumpy one. Humor and laughter can help smooth out the ride.
Antisemitism is on an appalling rise. Why we must never forget | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Trips to European cities, each touched by the Holocaust, remind us that we forget history at our peril.
There’s nothing ‘free’ about Pennsylvania’s Freedom Caucus | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Take it from a cancer survivor – we can’t afford to ignore this malignancy in our politics.
On learning how to forgive and let live | Lloyd Sheaffer
We are becoming a people who do not want to forgive. We are becoming a people who are unwilling to accept or even overlook differences of opinion.
Mastriano’s plan to arm teachers is the ultimate madness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Teachers are already leaving the profession in waves. This will only hasten the exodus.
What the GOP and a Greek tragedy have in common | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Today’s partisans in the MAGA movement are little more than actors in an updated version of a Greek tragedy directed by an unqualified, power hungry, dissembling, narcissistic, demagogic, would-be despot.
Ubuntu: What it is, and why we could use more of it in public life | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
We are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye. We can't let our toxic politics destroy that.
What to do about those less than Christ-like ‘Christian’ churches? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
Beyond misconstruing and misusing the Gospel's message, Christian nationalists pose a threat to peace in our nation.
The job is hard enough. Let teachers teach | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
If I were teaching now, I'm not sure that I'd stay want to stay in the profession, a 32-year veteran educator says.
As the pandemic loosens its grip, it’s time to reengage with the world | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
As Gustave Flaubert noted, 'Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.'