WATCH THE GAP
I live on Long Island in the great state of New York, just east of the magnificent metropolis that is New York City. Now traffic can be brutal when you drive into the heart of the city so, very often, I hop on the Long Island Railroad which takes me straight to the center of town. One of the “mantras” of travelling this way is the warning for passengers “Watch the Gap”, to mind the space between the train and the platform. Those spaces can be dangerous and no one wants anyone slipping and falling between platform and train. But that gap I’m watching is ht one widening in our schools and our society.