It’s been a tough road lately.
Each day seems to bring more acrimony as the dust-up around the Campbell Brown Wall Street Journal editorial demonstrated. And I think as teachers, we feel that struggle deeply, at least I know I and many of the teachers and educators I speak to do. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about teacher identity, and it’s interesting how teachers really do identify who we are with what we do. We do that in ways that many people don’t with their jobs. Most people if you asked them to describe themselves, they won’t lead with. "I’m a
And then you watch a 93 year old Pete Seeger singing songs of hope on Colbert Report and realize that he lived through blacklisting and never gave up hope… never stopped singing… never stopped growing and learning… and you rise to fight another day. So with that, as many of us are preparing for a new school year, let us all remember that the fight is long and the fight is hard, but we have persevered through worse, we have more work to do, and we can always keep singing.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Pete Seeger – "Quite Early Morning"|