advocacy

Write to Fight

As NCTE’s National Day on Writing approaches, I’ve been reflecting on writing, its power, its many forms. But also, on how my own writing has changed and why teaching writing is more important now than ever. Many of us write to make sense of the world. And that’s our goal Read more…

By Jessica Salfia, ago
advocacy

What We Deserve

By Jessica Salfia In 1990 I was 9 years old, and my mom, a single parent, was a day to day sub in Barbour County, West Virginia.  We lived in a trailer that was already well past its prime—a tin box that was hot in the summer and cold in Read more…

By Jessica Salfia, ago