I think we can all agree on one enormous plight facing our school systems: Valentine’s Day is getting of hand.
Every year school children exchange cards in a time-honored festival of love celebrated in classrooms nationwide.
In the 1980s we gave each other store bought cards, rarely addressed to the recipient and almost never with a legible signature. If you were lucky you got a handful of sweethearts, small heart-shaped candies that tasted like powdered antibiotics emblazoned with romantic expressions. We decorated shoeboxes and agonized over how many cards we received. The amount of time our parents spent planning our personal card to our classmates averaged 2-3 minutes. Times have changed.