WORTHWHILE

"… it is utterly impossible for over-worked teachers to preserve an instinctive liking for children; they are bound to come to feel towards them as the proverbial confectioner’s apprentice does towards macaroons. I do not think that education ought to be anyone’s whole profession: it should be undertaken for at most two hours a day [...]

TONI MORRISON

When I began teaching English, I was already a great fan of Toni Morrison. I photocopied her entire first novel, The Bluest Eye, to use for one class and later was able to order classroom sets. A student came up to me after class and asked where he could find her poems. She doesn't write [...]

FAIR PLAY/FAIR PAY

"Our science can only benefit the whole of society if it’s done by the whole of society. And that’s not currently the case. —Dr. Jessica Wade, a British physicist who has added 670 profiles of women and people of color in the sciences to Wikipedia since 2017 Women and people of color are underrepresented throughout [...]