Denver teacher creates heartwrenching, inspiring lesson

DENVER - A teacher at Denver Public Schools wanted to find a way to better understand her students, and the result, shared on Twitter, is both heart-wrenching and moving.

Kyle Schwartz teaches at Doull Elementary in Denver's Harvey Park neighborhood.

Doull's students are primarily Hispanic, with 92 percent receiving free or reduced lunch programs through DPS.

A few weeks ago, Schwartz began tweeting about the project, calling it a "reality check."

See for yourself some of the heart-wrenching, candid things Schwartz's elementary school students wanted to share with her.

Some responses reflected the demographic of the school and the everyday struggles of her young students.

Others, were entirely heartbreaking and honest.

Of course, it's important to remember these were still elementary schoolkids writing these....

Kids who, it turns out, really love learning.

And plan to pursue education well beyond the halls of their elementary school. Downright inspiring.

Schwartz, a Colorado native, worked in schools in Washington, D.C. and Chile before coming to Doull Elementary. She has a graduate degree from the University of Denver.

Her school biography says she loves teaching students how to write poetry.


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