Having recently seen the President’s final address and anticipating the inauguration this morning, few could argue that this has been an election year like no other.
There have, and continue to be, passionate political views from all corners, and Trinity Valley School is no different. This is a natural hallmark of a school that embraces intellectual curiosity and supports respectful discourse (and even disagreement) and appropriate dissent.
What an opportunity we have, and are taking advantage of, in the current political climate, to fan the flames of curiosity and help our students understand, real-time, the nuances, flaws and challenges inherent in a democracy. We can help our students dissect the Constitution and understand the challenges in applying a document that is two-hundred years old to a global and ever-changing society.
All of this happens within an educational environment where respect and tolerance is not negotiable and discourse is considered an important and valued component of learning and teaching. Students at TVS are doubly fortunate to have families who are interested in furthering the conversation in the car, at the dinner table, and beyond. This is noticed and appreciated by faculty and administration alike.
We look forward to continuing the conversation, and anticipate there will be much fodder in the days, weeks and months ahead.