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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut Imagine you’re a public school teacher. You most likely wake up every morning at an ungodly hour to go teach at a school with the few resources you are given and the supplies you had to pay for out of pocket. After a long day of class time with classrooms filled to the brim, some of your students even sitting on the floors, you probably spend hours working essentially for free...

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It’s no secret that the U.S. education system is fundamentally flawed in more ways than I can write in one or even thousands of columns. From our shameful teacher salaries to our overwhelming need to put kids into boxes and reduce them to numbers based on standardized test scores, the U.S. has a lot of work to do. Besides our overemphasis on testing, there are other aspects of the curriculum that we fail to recognize...