I'm sure we all have heard about the tragic incidents that have happened in the past few days regarding black men and police officers. Tonight, in Texas, at a Black Lives Matter protest in Texas, 3 officers were killed and 7 more injured. (Edit: I'm now reading the numbers are 5 and 7.) What can or should we do as educators to address this issue, from a long-term standpoint? How can we educate students so that they are prepared to enter society as informed, caring citizens who are willing and able to make a difference in their communities? Kind of a deep question, but I've been contemplating trying to fit character education into my curriculum somehow next year, and these events have just furthered this idea in my head that character education, citizenship, and social justice should be a part of the curriculum at all grade levels. I see such a gap in life skills and communication skills in my students. I just have to figure out a way to shove it in there while still covering the standards.