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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 11:38 AM

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He teaches incarcerated kids to honor his mom who was denied education. Now, he's National Teacher of the Year.
By Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed, CNN
Updated 8:32 AM ET, Fri April 26, 2019

(CNN)Rodney Robinson's mom grew up during segregation and wasn't able to graduate from high school due to poverty. Still, she taught him to value learning.

He took it to heart, becoming a teacher in order to honor her.

Robinson, who teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center in Virginia, was just named the National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

"He creates a positive school culture by empowering his students -- many of whom have experienced trauma -- to become civically minded social advocates who use their skills and voices to affect physical and policy changes at their school and in their communities," the council said in a statement.

The honoree is selected from 50 state teachers of the year from the states, plus the Department of Defense Education Activity, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/24/us/rodney-robinson-2019-teacher-of-the-year-trnd/index.html

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MrScorpio Apr 30 OP
spanone Apr 30 #1
murielm99 Apr 30 #2
spanone Apr 30 #3
muntrv Apr 30 #4
Gregory Peccary Apr 30 #5
maddiemom Apr 30 #7
Different Drummer Apr 30 #8
CaptYossarian Apr 30 #6

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:16 PM

1. He would only diminish the award. They should thank him for NOT coming.

Fuck him.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:54 PM

2. I wish I could rec this post.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. 👍🏼😎

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:04 PM

4. Trump has a slaveowner mentality.

Bet he thinks that it should be illegal for people of color to read and write.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:11 PM

5. Trump appears illiterate

So perhaps he just doesn't want people of color to do what he isn't able to.

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:19 PM

7. Certainly dyslexic, as an educated guess by a reading specialist.

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 02:21 PM

8. He doesn't want anyone making him look bad. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:18 PM

6. It's always the inferior whites who believe people of color are inferior.

Some in my family and some in my wife's family; some ex-bosses and even some ex-friends (all Republican voters)--feel this way. As much as I tried, I could never fix a bad upbringing. Trump is also unfixable. The sad part is that he also had offspring. Apparently, 39% of America is also unfixable, according to the latest poll.

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