Can political discourse heal divisive arguments over Guilford Schools?

I would like to further Kendall Svengalis’ discussion about divisiveness over public education in Guilford (Connecticut Mirror, Viewpoints, June 17, 2022). I believe the discussion has implications beyond Guilford for political discourse in Connecticut.

Despite his attack on the board of education and Paul Freeman, superintendent of schools, Svengalis and I share some common ground. I appreciate his discussion of “Group Think.” We should emerge from our echo-chambers to understand opposing views. I agree we should be guided by “State laws mandating that (schools) ‘provide access to all points of view without deliberate distortion of subject matter.’ “We share the desire to have the best for our children and fear any harm that might come to them.