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My School Laid Me Off

My conscience wouldn’t let me quit. But then the choice was made for me.

A smiling teacher sitting on a small couch under a pile of students who are hugging them.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Brown

Let me get this out of the way: I didn’t want to go back.

I didn’t want to return to in-person school for a myriad of reasons, but the first few are what I consider “personal.” I have asthma and suffer from ear, nose, and throat allergies…

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Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown

Early Childhood Educator. Bangkok, Thailand. Travel Writer — Fodor’s Essential Guide to Vietnam.

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