I sat adjacent from him. His eyes locked on the shoe box in my hand. He said no audible words but his face was spilling out the emotions his heart was trying desperately to bury. Most people see his tall, solid frame, his radiant caramel skin, his silver teeth and assume he is tough. His shell is tough, like well worn leather gloves that are just as protective as the day the tag came off. The charming smile and the macho exterior are protecting something tender inside. A hear
If we stopped...
I’ve been meeting with a lot of grown-ups lately. I’m used to hanging with 5 year-olds who ask the trickest of questions with impossible answers, but grown-ups can ask some pretty tough questions themselves, and the answer, “because I said so…” doesn’t fly as well with them. A question that has really been challenging me lately is pretty simple on the surface, “Would you consider becoming a charter school instead of a private school?” Charter schools are independently run sch