What the pandemic taught us about teaching (On the Other Hand)

That sustained humming noise you're hearing from one end of town to the other, rising over the still-unopened 'Midtown' parking deck, echoing off t...

September 27, 2022
3:56 AM

That sustained humming noise you're hearing from one end of town to the other, rising over the still-unopened 'Midtown' parking deck, echoing off the lonely, desolate tiles of the unused Nishuane and Essex pools, filling the stillness of the closed-door executive sessions of the Township Council, is not the dying strains of the quite wonderful Montclair Jazz Festival, nor the sound of millions of women angrily muttering under their breath about the Supreme Court, nor even the distant buzz of out-of-control California wildfires, but merely the collective, joyous exhalation of Montclair parents as their kids go back to school.

Richie Chevat