L.A. Times article on valued added by LAUSD teachers
Ranking them by name.
Final blow for struggling, depressed young man
He jumped off the bridge
Jumped to freedom from brutal pain
Jumped to freedom from humiliation
Jumped from possible reprimand or job loss
Potential heard in children’s memories, lost
A son, lost
A mentor, lost
Later, tender hearted Tyler Clement
Outed on Skype broadcast
Unthinking, reptilian brain cruelty and callousness
A talented musician lost hope
Lost hope for a good life
Lost hope for acceptance
Lost hope for ecstatic pleasure
Jumped off the bridge
Writing this tears roll down my face
The daughter, mother, and grandmother of sensitive young men and women,
a teacher, a tender hearted nurse, and music students.
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