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When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.

Kim McMillen (via high-fashion-high-iq)

(via retrodiamondss)

It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me… So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…

Aldous Huxley, Island (via larmoyante)
humansofnewyork:

"I’m learning to be more careful with my words. Words that seem meaningless at the time can end up having a lot of power. Seeds that you didn’t even intend to plant can fall off you and start growing in people."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m learning to be more careful with my words. Words that seem meaningless at the time can end up having a lot of power. Seeds that you didn’t even intend to plant can fall off you and start growing in people."

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Why Teachers of Color Quit
Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers, including those in Teach for America, to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.
…many teachers of color struggle with knowing too much. Because our backgrounds often parallel those of our students, the issues in our classrooms hit us more personally.
This ultimately places an extreme amount of pressure on us to be good teachers immediately, since we know or have experienced ourselves the consequences of an insufficient education.
Also see:
Why Do Teachers Quit?
I Quit for Teach for America
I Almost Quit Teach for America
for those of you out there, especially of color, who wanna do Teach for America, or City Year even, beware. the systematic pressures and bureaucratic responsibilities sometimes outweighs the organic and real successes.
We must change education systematicallyfrom the root, and dismantle the capitalist system that uses education as a tool for oppression, miseducation, and schooling, rather than real education of our true history and culture, an education that teaches us how to overthrow our oppressor and demand that our human rights be protected.

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Why Teachers of Color Quit

Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers, including those in Teach for America, to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.

…many teachers of color struggle with knowing too much. Because our backgrounds often parallel those of our students, the issues in our classrooms hit us more personally.

This ultimately places an extreme amount of pressure on us to be good teachers immediately, since we know or have experienced ourselves the consequences of an insufficient education.

Also see:

for those of you out there, especially of color, who wanna do Teach for America, or City Year even, beware. the systematic pressures and bureaucratic responsibilities sometimes outweighs the organic and real successes.

We must change education systematicallyfrom the root, and dismantle the capitalist system that uses education as a tool for oppression, miseducation, and schooling, rather than real education of our true history and culture, an education that teaches us how to overthrow our oppressor and demand that our human rights be protected.

aljazeeraamerica:

Kansas Supreme Court rules school funding levels unconstitutional

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday said the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments after tax revenues declined during the world financial crisis in 2008.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to district court for more review to “promptly” determine what the adequate amount of funding should be, but didn’t set a deadline for a hearing. It did, however, set a July 1 deadline for legislators to restore money for two funds aimed at helping poorer districts with capital improvements and general school operations.

Read more
(Photo: John Milburn/AP)

aljazeeraamerica:

Kansas Supreme Court rules school funding levels unconstitutional

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday said the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.

In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments after tax revenues declined during the world financial crisis in 2008.

The Supreme Court sent the case back to district court for more review to “promptly” determine what the adequate amount of funding should be, but didn’t set a deadline for a hearing. It did, however, set a July 1 deadline for legislators to restore money for two funds aimed at helping poorer districts with capital improvements and general school operations.

Read more

(Photo: John Milburn/AP)

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)