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An out of service toilet in a Detroit school. In his inaugural speech, the newly installed President of the United States made the following comment: “An education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge”. Incensed, I immediately wanted to share my thoughts about these mean-spirited, belittling words–but I couldn’t. Because I was in Grand Rapids at the Michigan Music Conference (MMC), an annual professional development conference for our state’s 2500 music teachers. I look forward to the MMC each year as a place to reconnect with my former students and colleagues across the state, to learn some new strategies that I hope will help me to become a better teacher, and to recharge and reinvigorate my passion for music teaching. I’m never disappointed. And I always leave in awe of the dedication and talents of these committed professionals. But in the aftermath of the President’s comments, my admiration for these teachers is even

Source: Flush this, Mr. President | Eclectablog

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