Scott Elliott is the superintendent of the Watauga County School System that includes Boone, home of Appalachian State University, one of the best teacher colleges in Southeast.
Like so many superintendents in the state, not only is he having to spearhead the efforts to help feed students and provide resources for their well-being while this pandemic is occurring, he is still an educational leader. The following tweet he posted is not only correct, to the point, and clear, but it is an indication that there are many who want to capitalize on public education with ideas of reform and privatization.
Elliott reminds us that public schools are so much more than physical classrooms. And if “school haters social media stars/self promoters, and critical friends” want to “re-envision” them, they should actually begin by asking the people who work in them.
And then get out of the way.