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The past has passed. We cannot go back | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 16, 2023

There are some among us who want to turn back the clock. We must keep marching forward.

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This year, local school board elections matter more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - May 9, 2023

Political agendas, not the well-being of pupils, are driving aspirants endeavoring to lead local school districts.

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Want to end the teacher exodus? It starts with a little respect | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 30, 2023

Turning teachers into automatons controlled by political entities far outside the classroom is not an attitude of respect for the individuals or for the learning process.

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In our trying times, we need the healing power of humor more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - February 28, 2023

Life’s road is a bumpy one. Humor and laughter can help smooth out the ride.

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Antisemitism is on an appalling rise. Why we must never forget | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - January 29, 2023

Trips to European cities, each touched by the Holocaust, remind us that we forget history at our peril.

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The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

There’s nothing ‘free’ about Pennsylvania’s Freedom Caucus | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - December 1, 2022

Take it from a cancer survivor – we can’t afford to ignore this malignancy in our politics.

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On learning how to forgive and let live | Lloyd Sheaffer

BY: - October 18, 2022

We are becoming a people who do not want to forgive. We are becoming a people who are unwilling to accept or even overlook differences of opinion.

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Mastriano’s plan to arm teachers is the ultimate madness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 27, 2022

Teachers are already leaving the profession in waves. This will only hasten the exodus.

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What the GOP and a Greek tragedy have in common | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - June 29, 2022

Today’s partisans in the MAGA movement are little more than actors in an updated version of a Greek tragedy directed by an unqualified, power hungry, dissembling, narcissistic, demagogic, would-be despot.

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Ubuntu: What it is, and why we could use more of it in public life | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - May 26, 2022

We are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye. We can't let our toxic politics destroy that.

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Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

What to do about those less than Christ-like ‘Christian’ churches? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 29, 2022

Beyond misconstruing and misusing the Gospel's message, Christian nationalists pose a threat to peace in our nation.

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The job is hard enough. Let teachers teach | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 22, 2022

If I were teaching now, I'm not sure that I'd stay want to stay in the profession, a 32-year veteran educator says.