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A Teacher's Enduring Influence: Supreme Court Hearings Edition

Mark Walsh, Education Week's school law blogger, has a nice tidbit from yesterday's this morning's Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan: Reflecting on her background, Kagan mentioned that when her mother, a former teacher, died a couple of years ago, she and her brothers had planned a small funeral. But they were surprised when hundreds of people they didn't even know showed up. Soon it became apparent: "They were people who had my mother as a 6th grade teacher decades ago," Kagan said.

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