My fellow Representatives, I am calling out to you to correct errors of judgments and of identification that have come to my attention these last few years — indeed, these last few decades. I would like to go on record with this statement, and I hope you will strongly consider what it is I have to say.

  • First, we are not teachers. We are educators — we develop and craft curriculum to fit out unique populations and particular zip codes. The term teacher hearkens back to a different era, where Sunday school was delivered by teachers. That is old school now. Please refer to us as educators — just as you no longer use the term Negro (or worse) for a black person, just as you should no longer use the term ft for an LGBTQ person.

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