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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The Struggle For Words

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One month and no words. So many thoughts. So many opinions. So many reasons to write. So many excuses why I didn’t. None of them valid. The ongoing delay involved my nemesis, procrastination, catching up with me and consuming almost every waking hour beyond my regular workday. Late nights of grading…

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Jury Duty – Honor or Inconvenience?

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“I am so excited! Look what I just received in the mail – A JURY SUMMONS!!!!!” These are words that are never spoken, by anyone, well at least, not anyone that I know. Are you kidding me? or Seriously? are some of the responses that I’ve uttered out loud, as I’ve…

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Go To School Because You Can

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Today I told my female students that it was their last day of school. They are no longer allowed to get an education. It was a new government rule. Initially, I had their male classmates tell them the news. With a straight face, I told a group of mostly 10-year-old girls to…

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