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Anthony Castro


Anthony Castro teaches 3rd grade bilingual students at Stephen C. Foster Elementary School in Dallas. He is a Teach Plus Texas Teaching Policy Fellow.

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The questions we aren't prepared for are the ones that matter most for kids

We know kids ask questions. Sometimes as adults we feel inadequate to answer those questions or uncomfortable to explore them. So we shut the questions down. We tell kids their questions are inappropriate, rude or shouldn’t be asked. The questions never go away — they just go unasked. Children with unanswered questions eventually become adults with the wrong answers.