My Idea of the American Dream: Angela Tonn
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My name is Angela Tonn and I live in Dunwoody, Georgia, which is a suburb just North of Atlanta. And I am a public high school teacher. I teach biology and AP biology. This is my 30th year.
I am concerned that as we place all these burdens on schools, we're pulling up the ladder to the American dream.
But that notion of the kids, like they get the idea of climate change better than you'd think like even the, my baby biology is what I call the one everyone's required to take, you know? And I mean that with love, but you know, baby biology, let's get through this kids. We can do it. They get it. It's not a hard sell for them. They're like, Oh, that makes sense. And yet adults act like this is something we just cannot possibly wrap our heads around. It gives me hope that they get it. They don't see it as a choice between, Oh, we're all gonna like live in a cave again or we're going, you know, it's like, no, no, no, they, they get interpersonal things. They are so much less. I mean, yes, racism exists in the younger people. Sexism exists, homophobia exists, but not at the level it does in adults. They're much more open. Their desire for change makes me very happy. It's fun to listen to them. And they're like, they want a better world. And they're a little bit like tic-toc, you know.