I will retire soon but at the beginning of my career, I worked with poverty stricken language minority children. I actually liked it quite a bit. There was the problem , however, of constantly fighting discrimination, lack of materials, bad facilities etc. etc. When you work on behalf of a group which is discriminated against, you get discriminated against too.
Now, I am reassigned to work with these kids again. Little do they know that I am now much more able to stand up for their rights within the system. This was given to me as a punishment but I will make the best of it by doing my best to make sure these kids learn. I will also advocate strongly for them to get the resources that they are supposed to get. As a young girl, this was beyond me.
Your comments on my last post were very kind. I will not get anymore promotions before retirement unless there is another really big shakeup. I did do well in my job during all the stress with Beth but I was concentrating on tasks not politics. To be honest, I did not have the energy nor inclination to spend precious time on politics and it bit me in the proverbial ass.
On Being Afraid
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