Get Your Poem On/ 20 Thank You, Maya Angelou

Last October, Maya Angelou lovingly used her standing in society for the children.  She wrote a letter to President Obama regarding the landscape of education.  I am grateful.

I work with adult students as some of you know.  They are trying to complete their basic education which was interrupted for a variety of reasons.  Ultimately, they are hoping to be able to pass the exam required to receive their high school equivalency diploma.  A new test has been put out there, and it is a disaster.  The main issue is it went from being created by a not-for-profit educational testing service to for-profit corporations whose mission is to make money.  This is deadly to the integrity of education.  Readers, I respectfully request that you read and sign the following petition to the State Education Department.

Thank you so much.  This is so important.


About Mindy Matijasevic

Writer of nonfiction prose and poetry; actress; comic; adult basic education instructor. The name of this blog was inspired by a former student, Camille Williams, who once, in a conversation, used the phrase "get my learn on." I loved it, and it stuck in my head.
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