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what do teachers make? Taylor Mali

A friend just posted this on twitter, and i thought i'd share it, seeing as some of the states are in one of those teacher bashing modes, down on their unions, etc.

Here's to all the crazy wisdom out there, and all the teachers who wake us up along the way.

Poet and schoolteacher Taylor Mali's answer, when asked at a dinner party, "What do teachers make?"

(yeah, he's got that anger thing going on, but it's raw life energy, right? can be useful sometimes when seeking motivation for compassionate action)

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not to sell Taylor Mali short by only posting his most internet-famous performance, here are a few others...
(and i think he still performs at the Bowery Poetry Club time to time on Tuesdays)

For the Life of Me

I'll fight You for the Library

Undivided Attention

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