Thoughts on Sandy Hook

Like so many others, we at Education Sector have been deeply shaken by the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary. For all of us with the privilege of working in the field of education, we would do well to keep in mind the words of President Obama addressing the grieving citizens and parents of Newtown, Conn.:

"The warmth of a small child’s embrace — that is true. The memories we have of them, the joy that they bring, the wonder we see through their eyes, that fierce and boundless love we feel for them, a love that takes us out of ourselves and binds us to something larger — we know that’s what matters. We know we’re always doing right when we’re taking care of them, when we’re teaching them well, when we’re showing acts of kindness. We don’t go wrong when we do that. That’s what we can be sure of."