Letter: Why the Fight Against DE&I?

To the Editor:

In Easton and Redding, there is outspoken, bitter opposition to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to teaching our children about people who are different. I’d like to know why. Whatever happened to “love thy neighbor”?

Is it hatred of minorities and underserved Continue reading “Letter: Why the Fight Against DE&I?”

‘Eloquentia Perfecta’: Educating the Whole Person

Teaching social justice, injustice, civic duty and civic action is not a recent fad or movement invented by left wing radicals. In fact, the concept has been a cornerstone of America education from the beginning.

In his seminal work, Democracy and Education, John Dewey states “Lives Continue reading “‘Eloquentia Perfecta’: Educating the Whole Person”

A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass

Update for 3/12/2021

Good evening,

The state continues to make progress in fighting the Covid-19 virus. More re-openings are on the horizon. Vaccinations continue.  We will be looking at our policies for in-person meetings, use of Town Hall, and the travel policy for town Continue reading “A Message from First Selectman Bindelglass”

Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Happy and Healthy 2021

Over the past year every facet of our lives was impacted by the global pandemic. Keeping distance from loved ones, cancelling major life celebrations, homeschooling our children, and numerous sacrifices were made for the greater good and fear of spreading an infectious disease we Continue reading “Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Happy and Healthy 2021”

Year in Review 2020: Social Justice

Eastonites joined with other Americans calling for social change following the horrific death of George Floyd, 46, during a police arrest on May 25 in Minneapolis. Protests in response to Floyd’s brutal death and to police violence against other Black Americans spread quickly across Continue reading “Year in Review 2020: Social Justice”