In the summer of 2002, my family packed up a large moving van and moved from the (then) small town of Lehi, Utah to McKinney, Texas. I was 9 years old at the time and excited to move to such a big state I had heard so much about.

About a month later, I started 4th grade. For anyone who is not aware, public education in Texas is very different from public education in Utah. Scan trons, accelerated reading, weekly tests, and the fact that we had a math quiz the first week of school were all foreign things to…

Jared Orr

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