Have a restful Labor Day

This family from 1920’s Florida has the right idea. As we relax with friends and family today, let’s don’t forget the working men and women who make the world go ’round. (The photo is from the Burgert Brothers collection at the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Library.)

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BY Ron Matus

Ron Matus is director for policy and public affairs at Step Up for Students and a former editor of redefinED. He joined Step Up in February 2012 after 20 years in journalism, including eight years as an education reporter with the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times). Ron can be reached at rmatus@stepupforstudents.org or (727) 451-9830. Follow him on Twitter @RonMatus1 and on facebook at facebook.com/redefinedonline.