Teachable Murals

If there were alternate realities, in another my wife and I would have purchased what we call the Schoolhouse nearly five years ago. Location, nearby Alice Birney Elementary, was one of the appealing attributes—that and misguided speculation San Diego would never allow any type of overdevelopment nearby the kids.

A block-long, multi-residence high-rise is under construction across from the school and SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)/COVID-19 restrictions kept away students for more than a year. Both are ambience-killers. We’re better off with the decision made in this reality.

Meanwhile, debate rages about curriculums and what these youngsters are being taught in classrooms outside parents’ influence and sometimes in spite of it. The Featured Image and companion are both from the campus. What, if anything, say the murals to you about the values the kids are learning.

Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 32, 1/243 sec, 13mm; 1:13 p.m. PST; Nov. 20, 2021. The other is same but 1/130 sec about a half-minute earlier. Both photos come from iPhone 13 Pro.