Washington, D.C., should have a tribute to teachers among its national monuments, writes Anthony J. Mullen, a special-education teacher in Connecticut. "The work of good teachers provided the priceless gifts of wisdom, intelligence, freedom of thought, creative expression, and the imagination needed for students to propel our nation to the center of the world stage," he writes in this commentary, noting that his design for the monument would include an image of a teacher holding a child's hand.

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