Things That Grow

A beautiful post from a teacher brave enough to share her students’ stories. Someday I hope to have the courage to follow in her footsteps.

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3 thoughts on “Things That Grow

  1. kingmidget says:

    Thank you for sharing this.
    There is so much here that jumps out. This is the first line that spoke to me in a profound way … He’s 18, in 10th grade, and excited to be a dad.
    As near as I can tell, there are something like 72 things wrong with that sentence. OK, not 72, but still. And the rest of the post just gets worse.
    And conservatives among us expect these children to grow up to be like them. Mind-boggling.

  2. kingmidget says:

    Just need to add … this is one of those things that hurts. Cuts to the core. But has to be said. And read.

    • oliviaobryon says:

      Yes, I don’t think many people realize what the lives of many young people in our country are really like. I certainly didn’t until I started teaching. It’s heart-wrenching, but also awe-inspiring that so many survive.

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