One night my husband, Victor, turned to me in bed and said, “Sweetie, I think I need to do something different.” I threw my book onto the nightstand. “You know you could teach anywhere,” I said, clutching at what I thought could be a turning point, a crossroads, a pivotal moment. Victor had been teaching middle school for over 15 years. He was the most passionate and principled teacher I knew. I pushed the covers off and sat up. “When we first met, you said that someday you wanted t...
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