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Aug 29 2012

Regrets collect like old friends

As Florence put it, my regrets since the start of school are starting to haunt me. I have officially been teaching high school English for 13 (school) days and already I am constantly wishing I had done things more to the book. The book which I am referring is “First Days of School” by Frank…

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“I would change the three class system to just two classes. I would change this because I am tired of seeing poor people homeless on the street. If I could change that people would have homes and have jobs so they will have money to live.”  11th grade student, male “If I had the power…

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Aug 11 2012

Delta Spotlight: Greenwood, MS

I had the pleasure of staying in Greenwood for a few days. Greenwood is a friendly town with lots of culture. There is clear segregation in the city; once you cross the bridge you enter a whole new world. But I will miss waking up to the elephant herd

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Jaleh jumping for joy in July

The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke at the Jackson Public School’s opening convocation earlier this week. I am a big admirer of the Rev., dating back to when my group of friends in high school starting calling ourselves “The Rainbow Coalition.” Anyways, he was truly inspiring. I felt privileged to be in the same room as him. Rev.…

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