Letter to Educators

Dear Educators, Our career choice is not meant for the weak. Everyone has an opinion on how we can do our job better. Disdain for our efforts to demand fair wages, healthcare, or funding for our classroom turn into a conversation about our selfishness. Our tenure is blamed for the…

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Women’s March 2017 – “Why Did I March?”

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Today marks one week since the Women’s March on Washington. I have had time to process what occurred, as well as, had the opportunity to share some thoughts with others. There are so many layers of emotions connected to the event and its aftermath that I, myself, have needed to…

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Stay United, Not Divided

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Freedom of speech is our right. Many have fought and died for it, and because of it. With every right, there is a responsibility though. Our responsibility is to listen, as well as speak. We, as Americans, owe each other a listening ear. I ask that you read this to…

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

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For the past month, I have listened to 150 fifth grade students rehearse for their performances this week about the cause and effect of the American Revolution. They sing songs about King George the Third’s empire (13 Colonies), Taxation without Representation, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention, the first…

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Why Did They Die?

WHY DID THEY DIE?   My daddy is a police officer. I don’t understand why he was shot.   My older brother has dark brown skin like me. I don’t understand why he was shot.   My daddy died yesterday. He’s a police officer. I miss him.   My older…

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That September Day

“That September Day” is a day that is etched in the minds of most Americans. Formally marked on our calendars as Patriot Day; it is a Day of Service and Remembrance. In the minds of many though, just saying “September 11th” or “9/11” is enough. We know exactly what it means. It…

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