It seems like ancient history now, but in the run-up to the presidential election of 2016, many educators warned that then-candidate Donald Trump did not have the temperament to be president.
We listened closely to his words—the constant stream of insults, the belittling, the bullying. We recognized these outbursts. This was adolescent behavior at its worst. We knew then that this man should not be president and we knew he would be a terrible role model for our students.
One year in, and it is even worse than many of us imagined it would be.