Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. is nationally Certified as a Playground Inspector and served as a board member on the National Program for Playground Safety. Patte Barth is the Director, Center for Public Education. Sarah Garland is a staff writer at the Hechinger Report, nonprofit news organization that focuses on education journalism. She has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Newsday, The New York Sun, The New York Post and The Village Voice.