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With this past election season —for Ohio, a May special election and primary— in the rearview mirror and another election already shaping up, I can’t help but reflect on how so many of my close colleagues, friends and neighbors have had their lives turned upside down. They’ve been harassed. They’ve been degraded with slander, name-calling and unsubstantiated rumor. These leaders — teachers, school board members and administrators — have been the subject of bullying beyond any levels they’d tolerate on the middle school playground.

When did it become okay to threaten public educators? At what point in our society’s evolution…

Lauren Della Bella

Lauren Della Bella, LEED AP, leads a Midwestern architecture and design firm specializing in future-focused spaces for education, community and work.

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