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October 9, 2012

lisa hammershaimb

I came across this quote this morning off Twitter. It was associated with the PBS broadcast of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. I know that the quote was originally associated with providing equality for especially women in what are so often horrific situations. But, when I read it my first thought was a bit more oriented toward my students. Many of them just haven’t had economic advantages or the family stability that can allow them to go off to college in the traditional sense. And yet, their voices too are so valuable…their creativity is so much needed…these students do indeed matter and I want to be their advocate and ultimately help them succeed.

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