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  •  You are grown up, just entering a new phase (3+ / 0-)
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    eightlivesleft, orlbucfan, New Rule

    I will be following you out the door in about 4 and 1/2 years. I will miss the kids, some faculty, not much else, especially a community that looks at us with abhorrence, and a principal who tells me that it is liberal propaganda to tell students that Obama is not a Muslim.

    Strange world we live in now. When I started in public schools, 17 years ago, Clinton was president, and we had prosperity. Now I worry if a President Romney will help corporate thieves steal my pension and my husband's disability, and if I will be poor when I am older. Very scary times.

    But I have made a difference, as have you. I teach AP English Lit and Language, and more than anything, I make sure my students think. I teach them to think and analyze. I make sure that they know how to think. That they can tell when someone is using rhetoric to push their buttons, and how to get to the bottom of what is really going on. Everything else takes care of itself when kids can think. So you and I have helped assure that there will be some sensible leaders out there tomorrow. And that is a worthwhile way to spend a life.

    I am sure you will continue to do good for the world, as will I, when I retire. Best to you, and I hope you keep writing here.

    Adigal

    My dog is a member of Dogs Against Romney: He rides inside.

    by adigal on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 06:24:43 AM PDT

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