Educators That Rock!: Josie Carbone
fE: Why did you choose teaching?
JC: The main reason I chose teaching was because I felt that there is a real disparity in this country between who has access [to good schools] and who doesn’t.
My parents are immigrants. My mother had an elementary school education. My father was unable to go to college, because he had to make some decisions to help support the family. But all through my childhood, no matter where we moved, he always sought out areas where the public schools were strong. And so the message that education is important is something that has been instilled in me since I was very young.
Read the rest of the Q&A with Josie Carbone at findingEducation’s Digital Teachers’ Lounge.