"And what other profession needs hope the way teaching does? Hope is the reason so many of us stay in the profession.
What’s more, hope can’t – and shouldn’t be – a neutral act. It’s a flashlight we point in the direction we’d like to take ourselves and those around us collectively.
Teaching is a political act. Ultimately, our teaching sets precedent for how future generations view the spaces they inhabit.
Critical thinking alone won’t save us. Give hope the keys."