By Michelle Boyd Waters

My seventh grade English class epitomized a perfectly normal, safely-in-the-box experience. I only have one memory from that entire year in class. Even the teacher did not seem to be terribly memorable. She was a bit on the tall side, but not exceptionally so. She had…

Oklahoma schools have had enough — and it’s not just the teachers. Despite rising student enrollment, crumbling infrastructure, and disappearing budgets, teachers and administrators have forged ahead on a daily basis to care for increasingly traumatized students, to make due with crumbling infrastructure and dwindling budgets, to seek out opportunities…

Michelle Waters

Oklahoma high school English teacher. Lead learner at

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