Death and dying are scary concepts. Watching someone you love die is packed with grief. They're not who they used to be. They look different. They’re not that person you remember and so desperately want them to be again.
A teacher recently said to me, “We could teach under a tree, Dee. It's not about the buildings.” While I have no doubt about that, we do know that infrastructure that facilitates learning outcomes for our kids is important. But it's not the only factor. If it was, we’d be leading the world, not lagging behind countries such as Kazakhstan on the global report card of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).