If there’s one thing that has become very clear to me over the past few weeks (and years), it is that nothing stays the same forever. We are all vulnerable to the unexpected. The pandemic has taught us all that literally anything could happen at any time. So why doesn’t school reflect this?
What I’ve determined is this. Rights you have – yes. Some rights are more obvious and permanent than others. Other rights are more like privileges – they exist provided you are equally willing to meet your civil responsibilities.