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We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
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Why Being A Teacher Costs A Lot More Than The Price Of A Teaching Degree

Sitting in class as a student, one of the last things you think about is where all of the classroom supplies came from. The school fairy, maybe?

But realistically, at least some of them probably came out of the teacher’s own wallet. The perks of being a teacher (educating future generations!) might outweigh the cost of staplers and bulletin boards, but isn’t it still alarming to see the financial hoops many must jump through just to do their jobs?

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Happy 150th Charter Day, Gallaudet University!

On April 8, 1864, President Lincoln signed a bill into law, to allowing Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind to confer college degrees.

In 1954, the name of the the school was changed Gallaudet College in honor of its first superintendent, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet. Gallaudet was granted university status in October 1986 through an act of Congress.

The first three students received their diplomas in June of 1869. President Ulysses S. Grant signed them, beginning a tradition that continues to this day. The diplomas of Gallaudet graduates are signed by the President who is currently in office. 

Charter for the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind [now called Gallaudet University], Record Group 11, National Archives 

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