Michelle Gant

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As a high school teacher for over 13 years, Amy Howland knows the importance of bringing real-life experiences into the classroom. So the Connecticut-based educator decided to take a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border in order to get a first-hand look at the complexities surrounding immigration and how it impacts the broader community.

"I felt as though I could use the experience to enhance my courses," Howland, who primarily teaches history, told GOOD.

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