|Deborah Patterson: "I am working as a second grade teacher at the Central New York Charter School. The vast majority of the students are socio-economically disadvantaged, African American..."dealt out." It is an amazingly stress filled job, but I LOVE the kids and I am determined to give them the best education I possibly can, despite my limited experience.
Columbus Day is fast approaching, and all I can think of is Howard Zinn's book. Also please note that I have 15 very pissed off students- I made them aware that there has never been an African American president, nor a female president. Even the one white boy in my class was horrified. These are some very irate 7-year-olds!!" - from an email dated 09-26-03