Bella, your insights are so valuable! As a an elementary teacher, I am moved that your experience in K-5 are appreciated and you wish that school could be similar post-elementary. I totally agree!
I’m proud that you wrote this and with such a voice. As a California Teacher of the Year, I hope to echo your voice that school shouldn’t just be different. It should be meaningful. School should be better and focused on learning. Continue your advocacy. Your voice is being heard!