My Students’ Lives Matter
Thomm Quackenbush

I admire your tenacity and the inner strength it requires to go to work each day and do your best; hoping to spark a light in the darkness that has enveloped these children. Their situation is not easily attributed to any single cause, historical or otherwise. It isn’t white society, or societal racism that has made their choices for them although I recognise both play a role. Ultimately,

“We can’t choose where we come from,but we can choose where we go from there.” — Stephen Chbosky.

Or a favorite from the Hobbit:

Frodo “I wish none of this had happened.”

Gandalf “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that’s been given to us.”

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