I believe education is the great equalizer—or has the potential to be. I teach because I am angry about so many things: anti-intellectualism, prejudice, homophobia, sexism. Education is part of the solution.
That teaching is a privilege and a responsibility, to quote my colleague, Professor Mary Jean McCarthy.
Subversive and provocative.
When I am outside the classroom. Since I prepare future teachers, I love when former students come back and tell me what they are doing in their own classrooms.