"I am not what you think / I am confused and afraid / I wonder what path I will take / I hear that there’s only two ways out / I see mothers bury their sons / I want my mom to never feel that pain."
“I think there’s not enough, and I think there’s not enough of an expectation. I don’t think that the way we talk about education makes it a goal or an expectation that students come out feeling like informed active citizens.”
"If we don’t count the kids facing the greatest obstacles, we essentially make them and their needs invisible—and their future uncertain."
The New Yorker
"We learned more from the Parkland kids about the politics side, whereas they learned more from our point of view about the everyday reality of living in Chicago."
"What's more important—cold steel or warm hugs? Harsh consequences or second chances? Do we achieve safety and security by making schools harder—or making them softer?"