Only Those Who Can, Teach

FILE - Principal Shawn Duguid welcomes students back to Oakwood Elementary School after a statewide Arizona teachers strike ended Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

HOUSTON, TX – I spent three months of my first year of teaching on a picket line.We were protesting community involvement in the schools by people who were neither parents nor members of the community.We reached a compromise:involvement by people who actually cared about the kids and actually belonged in a school.Once we were back in the classroom, it was difficult to make up the time we had lost.Moreover, it was virtually impossible to establish any rapport with students who …

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