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Teacher Scolds 6-Yr-Old For Sleeping— Stops Short After Child’s Heartbreaking Apology.

For nearly three decades, university graduates have touched the lives of future generations through Teach for America.

The non-profit selects the best of its applicants and sends them out on two-year assignments to K-12 schools in low-income communities, wherein many students don’t know when their next meal is coming from.

“I’m on my knees looking at this six-year-old, chastising her for not being focused, and she’s starving,” Rachel recalled.


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After a suggestion from her mother, Rachel wrote a letter to The Ellen Degeneres Show back in 2012, describing daily life at her school and telling her “about my kids, my classroom, and what I love about teaching.”


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When she got a call from the show’s producers, asking her to come out to a taping – which just happened to coincide with her 25th birthday – she happily agreed. But she was only expecting to be an audience member, so it came as a complete shock when she arrived at the studio and was told she was going to be interviewed by Ellen herself!

 
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But the best surprise? When Ellen presented her with a check for $100,000 from the charitable leg of JC Penney’s – money that would go toward helping fund some of the necessities at Rachel’s school that the teachers had been paying out of their own pockets!


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Who’s more deserving of this kind of acknowledgment and praise than a teacher who goes to bat for her students?

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