Paly grad pushes for equity as leader in Teach for America
Original post made on Jan 10, 2011
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on Jan 10, 2011 at 11:52 am
bravo emily. great stuff. we have terrific admiration for TFA and the impact it is making in students, teachers, administrators, communities. let's close the achievement gap!
on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm
I applaud that Emily used her resources to obtain supplies for her students,and it sounds like she had little support to conduct her classes.
However, "At one point, Bobel found herself reduced to grabbing handfuls of the small, half-pencils from the plastic boxes at IKEA." Sounds like stealing to me.
I would encourage Emily to re-look at her methods and her position as a role model and question whether condoning stealing is the message she wants to send to young students.
I would imagine that had she approached Ikea and asked them for a donation of pencils, I am almost certain that they would have supported her work.
on Jan 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm
We need more committed and talented young people like Emily to dedicate themselves to "leveling the playing field" for children who, through no fault of their own, obviously, are victims of poverty and are relegated to attending inferior schools, for the most part. Without such dedication, education will never make enough of a difference to reverse the ever-widening gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots."