The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School occurred eight years ago. Regrettably, not much has changed. The deadliest year on record for school shootings was 2018 and before our nation went into lockdown there were six school shootings in early 2020 that resulted in the deaths of four students. During the pandemic, our children have become far more likely to be depressed, use drugs, or commit suicide — what experts call diseases of despair.
There needs to be a new chapter in the American education system and we are calling on President-elect Joe Biden and whoever he appoints as the administration’s Secretary of Education to be the change agents our kids and education system so desperately need.