I remember this girl had major health problems the year she was in my class and NYS was messing around with her insurance so she had problems seeing her doctor and getting medical health. I remember bringing her to the school social worker to get some help. I don't know what happened to her but I do remember she was doing better by the end of the year.
I don't remember the Mike she mentioned on the bottom but I am glad I was able to inspire him and hopefully he did better too.
There is so much more to teaching than test scores. I know the tide will turn again and teachers will once again be allowed to care, but, until then, generations will be lost.