On the eve of Election Day, I experienced one of those moments that stop you in your tracks, and force you to linger on your thoughts to puzzle them out!
The Director of a leading Montessori teacher training program nationwide put out a call to vote in this “most important of elections.” Her email contained the sign pictured here. Initially I pondered whether it was inappropriate for the Head of an organization responsible for teacher training to be so evidently partisan. Mulling this for a few moments, I realized that the problem lay in my own understanding of partisanship in the message! While the sign itself had sent an obvious left-leaning message to me, the primary tenet, that all people are created equal, might be the most recognizable of all American ideas.