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Nov 30 2011

Sick and Tired Of Being…

Poverty has and is presently beaten down the students we seek to serve. I worry that as my coworkers and I fight against and compensate for this unjust force, it will continue to oppress our kids and wear away at the adults as well. May we find the motivation and strength from within to keep on working against our unjust system

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Aug 31 2011

It Takes A Teacher

Q: How did I go from the 50th percentile in first grade to the 99th percentile by high school graduation? A: It took a teacher. Teaching is important because it takes a teacher to see the potential in a struggling student, to push a good student to become a great student, and to show genuine interest in each student.

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Aug 28 2011

Don’t Call It A Comeback

I have a confession: I like women’s basketball. In both basketball and teaching, In difficult circumstances, people need to see their teammates succeeding, so they have a sense of hope for what could be possible. “To be able to say I was part of turning this organization around, I would love to be able to do that.” -Sheryl Swoopes.

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