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Once upon a time I was a teenager. I didn’t receive much of the necessary guidance needed to become a part of the society around me. I am at an age now when too many people cluck their tongues at the thoughts, actions, and reactions of teenagers trying to establish themselves into a community. News Flash – teenagers have always been confused and in need of guidance to become a productive part of their family, tribe, community, or society…Always.
I lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for about twelve years, and often in parts of the city where the ravages of the Rust Belt were most evident. One of my students who lived near me told me this story during an informal student-teacher meeting concerning the declining quality, quantity, and timeliness of her work.
The block this student lived on had been home to a bit of a feud between two neighborhood mothers. Mother-A…
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