Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Teach For America

Being a senior and all in university is hard, mainly because I get asked everyday what my next plans are after I finish, when I'm not even finished yet. Heck, how about I'll let y'all know when I find out for myself? Because to be honest, I don't have a clue!

But if university taught me anything, it's confronted me with the toughest fact to face: which is the topic of privilege. That is, how I'm, in a lot of ways, completely and totally privileged  while in some other ways, not at all. And it is because of this full understanding I have of myself that I now feel the need, more than ever, to give back to others before I can even consider "what's next" for me.

I full-heartedly believe one of the biggest problems (if not the biggest problem) our country faces today is the seriously disturbing, widening educational gap in our K-12 system. And this is why I'm applying for Teach For America.

Tomorrow is my final interview! Nervous. Excited. Grateful to be at this finish line.

Wish me luck!


1 comment:

Kirsten said...

I was an education major for two years. I would not change my decision to change my major, but I am still passionate about the education system, and frequently become frustrated with the lack of quality teachers. I hope you get the job with Teach for America.

I don't know if I will ever teach full-time, but I love substitute teaching (high school is my favorite)! The students are gems and whenever they tell me they've learned something, I am encouraged beyond words.

Happy graduating!