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Eric is a student and a teacher. A descendant of settlers, he calls Toronto home. He writes about education, art, nature, death, and birds.

The pandemic asked schools to adapt once. Now they must do it again — and this time, the stakes are higher.

A beloved teacher’s final advice is a clarion call for public education — and for civilization itself.

200913 | The wind bent forest, Tom Thomson, and the objects of our consideration

200906 | Young minds, old patterns, and the function of lakes

As schools scramble to adjust to learning in a pandemic, an unlikely casualty emerges: the French teacher.

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

The Herculean Task

200628 | On a neighbour’s death, and a glimpse of his partner in the after.

200614 | On the jazz problem, HiFiLo, and music as resistance.

200607 | From Toni Morrison’s ‘Racism and Fascism.’

200531 | My black students, Ibram X. Kendi, and what our job must be.

E.E. Demore

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