*No one is born racist. No one is born mean and unkind. No one is born without the capability to show compassion. These are all learned characteristics and behaviors. So who better, in addition to a parent, to teach our children how to be colorblind, kind and compassionate people than an elementary school teacher?

Someone who is in the classroom each day guiding them, teaching them, about the world around them. But its unfortunate, when teachers are punished for thinking on their feet. Teachers who are passionate about teaching and encourage their students to participate in life. This is probably what a New Jersey elementary school teacher – Marilyn Zuniga – thought she was doing when she had her third grade class write letters to incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.

But this teacher is getting no commendation, instead she may be fired.

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