Labor Day is one of those turning points in the year, and it gives us several things to think about once we have stopped thinking about beaches and hurricanes. It marks the symbolic end of summer of course, and the sad history of the Labor Movement, and the beginning of the school year.
Not many people will lie awake this holiday weekend feeling nostalgic about the Labor Movement. But Back to School is a big thing. Millions of students will be heading back to the classroom, ready or not. There they will encounter teachers, some of whom they will never forget.