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TEACHER VOICE: From a school where they ‘pick up the fork and feed you’ to one with freedom beyond imagination

Three years ago, when I was teaching writing to 10th-graders, I formed a bond with a student named Aiyanna Scott. Every Friday afternoon after the last bell, we would sit down for a recorded conversation about school, life, food — whatever came up. Our school, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, was called Achievement First University Prep High […]