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Sun Jan 12, 2020, 09:59 PM

5. I taught in an upper-middle-class suburban school.

Paradise. Not every day, but generally a paradise.
Kids went to college... 86% of them.
They had hope... and I'm in touch with enough of them to know that many of them fulfilled those hopes.
Frankly... I was GOOD! ...but I was in a good place.
I could not have taught under the conditions she taught in for as long as that young woman did. I already did Marine boot camp when I was young... I couldn't do that again.

There needs to be an education revolution in the US. Valuing education, valuing learning, valuing teachers. But DUers know that already.

I have NO idea how that revolution even begins. Anti-intellectualism runs deep in this country, and trump has enshrined that anti-intellectualism. The Evangelicals want schools to be LESS, not more.

I'm all for the US stepping back from being a global empire to being a country that is concerned more about its citizens than controlling more of the world, but even that isn't enough to undo the damage that has been done in this country by the Right and their religious base.

I hope this young woman is able to deal with the trauma she has faced. I'm very discouraged, and this video doesn't give me much hope.

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