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I keep a file labeled “Kudos” at my desk. It’s not big, but when challenges mount and frustrations abound, it’s encouraging to reach in and find a kind word from a colleague or customer. Pennsylvania member Michelle Gambino Fleck suggests you keep such a file in "Five Things To Do on the First Day of School." I urge you to take her advice, then tear this page out and place it inside.

You’re one of the hardest-working people in the United States, and you’re doing our most important work—preparing the next generation of citizens. You’re not paid what you’re worth, though you’ll likely spend a good deal of your own money for things your district won’t supply your students. You’re getting better every day, though policymakers who haven’t been in a classroom since they were students will tell you how to do your job.

Hang tough! Keep the faith! And keep putting your students first—your Association has your back.

Doug Walker
Editor


*In the last print edition of Go! we included a stock photo depicting a world map on which the nation of Israel was incorrectly identified (Resources, page 54). We regret the error and no longer use stock images from that source.

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