Dave Miceli doesn’t know me from a hole in the ground, but he’s my new hero.
Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore’s public schools automatically becomes a candidate for hero status in my book, especially if said anyone has taught in these schools for 20 years, as Miceli has.
But it was his bold, insightful, no-punches-pulled letter to the editors of the July 15 edition of the Baltimore Sun that put Miceli on my hero’s list. I’m reprinting that letter in its entirety.
Regarding your recent editorial, ‘How to end the killing,’ your last paragraph made me want to vomit. ‘No doubt, Baltimore needs effective police and prosecutors, ample drug treatment, better schools, and more economic opportunities.’