Teacher Asks Kids To Write What They Wished She Knew, Replies Will Break Your Heart

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One third grade teacher from Doull Elementary in Denver, Colorado, wanted to know more about the kids she was working with in order to help them, so asked them to write down on a piece of paper ‘things they wished she knew’.

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The results were absolutely heart-breaking and Kyle Schwartz later posted the notes on Twitter, using the hashtag #iwishmyteacherknew.

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Absent parents was a massive feature of the notes, with some of the kids simply being left alone by parents who either elected not to be there or were at work.

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She spoke to ABC News about her motivation for the notes and claimed:

I care deeply about each and every one of my students and I don’t want any of them to have to suffer the consequences of living in poverty, which is my main motivation for teaching.

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The hashtag has now gone viral and other teachers around the world are using the same idea, with one posting this confession from a fourth grader on Twitter.

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It is a sobering reality check and the fact that these will not be the only set of kids who face issues like this just really makes you stop and take a moment. At least these kids are lucky enough to have a teacher like Kyle looking out for them, but there are far too many who don’t even have that.


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