By Michael Bentley
Last week, I conducted a workshop for about a dozen students in a class at a local university. It is the last class these students take prior to their spring practicum in a program preparing them to be middle and high school social studies teachers. I presented my workshop under the auspices of Population Connection, populationconnection.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educate people about how population growth affects everything else.
The students were lively and engaged, all young men and women, except for an older man who had worked in construction and coached high school for 25years before deciding to go into teaching. Their professor told me how much they liked each other and how well they worked together, and that seemed to be so.
Bentley is a social justice activist who teaches part time and lives in Salem.