Thanks to Carol Salva, I learned about today’s NY Times column headlined What Is America to Me?

In it, writer Margaret Renkl tells about her experience working in an ELL classroom in Nashville, and the challenges facing students – especially after the election of President Trump.

Here’s how it ends:


My students have some of the same fears  those Nashville students have, which they wrote about in The Washington Post: ‘Dear President-elect Trump’: Immigrant students write letters asking for ‘the opportunity to demonstrate we are good people.’