Step one: collect papers from all five classes the same week.
Step two: sort and count papers. Make detailed time management plan to get them all graded by Friday.
Step three: shove papers into folders.
Step four: shove folders into big black bag.
Step five: lug big black bag around…
If you are shocked or surprised — or if (god forbid) you literally don’t believe — that high school kids can be as brave, passionate, articulate and organized as the ones from Parkland, then maybe you haven’t spent that much time around teenagers.
If you called Rob Portman’s office over the last couple of weeks to express concerns about the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, you probably got an email from him today, like I did. I took the liberty of making some changes (in italics) to help the senator more…