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Life Arts    H3'ed 3/10/17

Teachers Will Be a Formidable Force Against Trump; by By Michelle Chen

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'Never in our national history has the federal government threatened the safety and security of students. It is a new and terrible day in America. Teachers are on the front line, to protect our kids, targeted by the Trump administration: immigrant students, Muslim students, transgender students.  Children  brave the unimaginable just to get to class, for a chance to get the equal education they deserve. 'I’ve seen my students over the summer begging for money to eat in the subway…. They’ll take the free lunch that they get and they’ll give it to their kid. And the fact that they’re still trying to get themselves educated is amazing.'  NYC schools have historically been seedbeds of political dissent, but under the Trump administration, the classroom atmosphere has been more charged than ever. Kids wonder if Homeland Security will snatch up their parents at home while they’re in school.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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