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Our New and Surprising Appreciation for Schools

And by “schools,” I mean the buildings.

Photo by Zachary Keimig on Unsplash

Oh, I remember the old days. Back in 1992, I took a job as a special educator in a public school district. The staff was welcoming, and the kids were lovely.

But in one school building, hot water was leaking from aging ceiling pipes. The kids had buckets on their desks.




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Karen Shiebler

Karen Shiebler

A Mother, a grandmother, a progressive voter. I write because it’s getting harder to march and because words are my only weapon. I blog at

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