Tuesday, August 6, 2013

legitimate human beings

“As a teacher it is invariably the fact that my primary challenge is, year after year, to convince our children that they know something we need to know, and that their own feelings are important, at least as important as those adult values they must struggle against and, somehow, survive, if they will ever be certified as legitimate human beings.”  ~June Jordan, “Old Stories, New Lives”
Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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