Sadly, underfunded school departments and classrooms have become so common that there’s a website for teachers to ask for donations to help buy supplies as standard as reading books. But in some cities, the circumstances are even more dire.
Aaron Maybin, a 2009 first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills who is now a teacher at Matthew A. Henson Elementary in his native Baltimore as well as an artist and activist, is using his status to help bring attention to the unacceptable conditions at his school and others around the city.
Former Bills and Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin, now a Baltimore school teacher, is bringing attention to a crisis in the city’s classrooms. (Maybin Twitter)
The 29-year old posted a video to his Twitter account on Wednesday of him talking to his young students; they look to be no more than 8- or 9-years old, and you can see Maybin and a couple of the students wearing winter coats indoors.
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