“What Do You Want? A Medal?”

In a very appearance-focused world, sometimes off-putting virtue signaling is necessary

Ryan Fan
5 min readJan 24, 2023

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I work in a job that appears very altruistic and giving. I handle special education paperwork and communicate with parents about meetings and their students’ progress. When people ask what I do, I generally just tell them I’m a special ed teacher — that’s a lot easier…

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Ryan Fan

Believer, Baltimore City IEP Chair, and 2:39 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire.” Support me by becoming a Medium member: https://bit.ly/39Cybb8