The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is driven by a core mission: creating the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We are committed to a learning environment that promotes a culture of diversity inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, religion, national origin, political perspective, family educational history, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.
My first year in the classroom, like those of most teachers, was filled with phlegm. I was managing not only my own cycle of sore throats and stomach bugs, but also those of the class — 22 small bodies with individual allergies, behavioral ticks and swiss-cheese holes of attendance gaps. As the place where these children spent the bulk of their waking hours, school was the discovery point for new ailments as well as the rehabilitation center to put kids back into the flow of learning after a period of illness.