For The Common Good – Education in the Time of COVID-19

“May you live in interesting times”

Traditional Chinese Curse

I resume this blog after a bit of time away because presently there is an urgent educational need. Education is my profession, and since all K-12 schools in my home state of Ohio are closed until at least Friday, April 3rd (one week before Good Friday), I have extra time on my hands.

During a time of crisis, there is a vital need for facts about the situation at hand, so that each of us can make prudent decisions. I plan to use this blog to share links to solid, verified and hopefully useful information about the pandemic known as COVID-19.

The molecule COVID-19

Hopefully, you’re already seeking and finding quality, factual information about this accelerating pandemic. So, I’m going to share ideas and insights of a different nature. I will bring you stories, mainly inspiring ones, of how this crisis is calling us toward the foundational goal of The Common Good.

There is no higher religion than human service.

To work for the common good is the greatest creed.”

– President Woodrow Wilson

What is The Common Good? The mere fact that you may not be familiar with this concept is evidence of how far our nation, our churches, and our societies at large have fallen away from this ideal. If you need a tutorial or refresher, this video is a great place to start:

So, here we go. A new period in our U.S. and global history. Please follow this blog as I plan to update it often. And more than anything else – practice patience and kindness with yourself, your family and everyone else you meet.

What it missing, I think, is this notion of the common good.”

– Susan George


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