We have had a long year. March seems to be a common time nationwide for a dip in positive feelings toward school both by teachers and students, but this has been an especially long year. We have lost 6 students so far. 6 young lives. In 6 months. 6 kids who decided to take a second chance at gaining an education and a better life. I don’t really know what to say other than I’m tired. The daily struggle might be math, but the real struggle is what these kids face when they leave in the afternoon. I was typing up a blog post on scatter plots when I got an email with a link to a podcast story on our students. Listening, I didn’t want to talk about math today. I wanted to share their story and the story of far too many of our young people. You can listen here.