It seems inconsequential…my daughter needs brown sugar for her recipe and rushed out to get it.
What isn’t so obvious is that she needs it for an on-line school assignment that starts at a set time and will be broadcast to her teacher and peers. At this moment I am thankful to have the time and ability to rush out and get her what she needs so she’s in compliance with her school work.
But what if I weren’t here?
What if I was like the millions of people whose work or career or necessity takes them away from the home-school everyday and entrust their younglings to be accountable for all the hiccups that come in current education?
How do I convey to my children the relative privilege they enjoy because of how their family’s economy is structured?
Am I more patient with the tribulations of other families who, in spite of wanting to succeed, struggle daily with the reengineering of how we are teaching?
All from a $2.99 bag of brown sugar.