"When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty."
"I teach fourth grade in Harlem."
"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I worry a lot about the kids."
"Not all the kids. Just the ones that aren’t on the ‘college track.’ Many of them just don’t have a culture of expectation at home, and it’s hard work to lift yourself out of an underprivileged situation. I actually just finished going to a trombone recital for a former student of mine. I used to coach him in hockey on weekends. He’d practice with me from 4 AM to 6 AM. Then he’d go practice trombone from 8 to 10. He did all this just so he could get into a good high school. That’s what it takes, really. Hard to do without a culture of expectation."
|book one:||professor mcgonnagal and the you put a WHAT in our WHERE albus
|book two:||professor mcgonnagal and the we have a WHAT IN OUR WHERE ALBUS
|book three:||professor mcgonnagal and the ministry is sending us WHAT because of WHO
|book four:||professor mcgonnagal and the ARE YOU SHITTING ME ALBUS
|book five:||professor mcgonnagal and the we have WHO telling us to do WHAT
|book six:||professor mcgonnagal and the albus do something NO NOT THAT
|book seven:||professor mcgonnagal and the I FINALLY GET TO BLOW SHIT UP THANK YOU WIZARD GOD