Wednesday, January 9, 2013

No longer behind the concession stand...

though I often wish that I was!

It has been nearly a year since I posted in this blog, and for some reason I had the urge to revisit it. Perhaps, it's because I've basically been acting like I still work at my old job for the past week or so. Last week, I decided to e-mail all of my former students to see how they are doing. I'm slowly getting responses back, about half at this point, and I'll try to post a bit of an update on them once I have more responses. It has been so invigorating to brush off my stalking/harassment hat. I desperately miss my students and I miss the feeling that I am working for something incredible. At some point I'll write about my current field placement working with the elderly which is certainly important, but not quite my style.

 My main motivation for reviving this blog was to continue to have a place to put my big thoughts and to post some interesting articles that I find (most often through great people on facebook). Even as my field placement and my studies divert me somewhat from issues of access to education, it remains near and dear to my heart. And with that, I give you this article from the New York Times a few weeks ago. I posted it on facebook, but I think it's important enough to re-post.

 I wish that I could say that every student that I've heard from so far is happily enrolled in school with no struggles or complains. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and many of the issues are mentioned in this article.

Until the next time that I'm bored and inspired at my field placement... ;>)

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