The timing of “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” – smack in the middle of the school year – was lunacy from the day the event was launched in 1993.
Nothing wrong with taking a daughter or son to work, if it’s possible. But why the third Thursday in April? Why yank kids out of classes when you don’t have to? Why in heaven’s name not hold the event in July?
Educators, after playing along gamely for years, have begun pushing back against an event designed to hijack an entire school day and override carefully planned …