Six “born free” students are about to graduate. Along with all the joy and excitement of being first generation graduates, there is a great deal of anxiety. These soon-to-be teachers tell us about the pressure of being the first members of their families to graduate. Their daily struggles range from the financial challenges of being a previously disadvantaged student to “black tax”, teaching posts, depression and unemployment. There is freedom and relief yes, but there are a lot of challenges to face starting out in their new careers.
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