By Blessed Sheriff
Intern, The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation’s summer blog series, “A Student’s Perspective,” explores the experience of public education through the lens of a student, poet Blessed Sheriff, a rising high school senior enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County, MD. She is interning at the NEA Foundation this summer.
On Feb. 7, 2014, when I took the