April 02nd, 2018
"Though surrounded by an internal landscape of devastation, insulation from the pain of lost dreams, a battered though unbeaten fighter will hold on to a pin-prick of hope. In that gray Limbo a spark of hope is the only light to read by." (for teachers/ posted earlier)
My sister, a teacher, has throughout her career spent hundreds, thousands of dollars every year of her own money, funds her family needed, to provide those things, those learning tools, material, that her students needed that the school, the educational budget, could not afford.
Her heart, I suspect, is with the teachers in Oklahoma, West Virginia, and elsewhere attempting to create an environment that provides that which both students and teachers need to teach, to learn, to live.
A Navy veteran, a mother of five, a widow, Colleen is still teaching, still unbeaten...
Wanda taught middle school English.
(I had some help with the toon years ago and more recently)
Please give to the National Education Association: 1201 16th Street NW/ Washington DC 20036/ 202-833-4000
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