A great wall along the entire border between America and Mexico will divide families and suppress the human rights of the undocumented immigrants now living in America who, under a Trump regime, most definitely will get deported—will be sent back to Mexico. It is futile to think that said proposed wall will ever be able to “mend” (repair what is broken in) America. The uncomfortable truth is that not even a good wall will make us—Americans and Mexicans—good neighbors who are peaceful, loving, caring, fair, unprejudiced, helpful, selfless, and impartial.
It is unfortunate that America just has a few good teachers who actually are teaching in today’s public and private school systems. It is even sadder to know that America will continue to have just a few good teachers, as long as the “average” teachers don’t learn their disciplines very well, don’t become passionately committed to their teaching profession, don’t learn how to teach their disciplines to every kind of learner, don’t promote (along with the “best and the brightest” teachers) the teaching of multiple languages, and don’t become (along with the “best and the brightest” teachers) committed to teaching pluralism.