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The Decision

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(My Journey as a Teacher – 3)

decision

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“Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.”

                                                                                                                              ~ L. M. van der Rohe

“Why turn your back from a tenured position and a good salary?”

That was the common question my colleagues, friends, and loved ones asked me after hinting that I wanted to leave institution ran by one of the country’s largest religious congregations. My colleagues and friends didn’t seem able to tell me directly to my face that I was…

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