As a teacher, I’m a failure. Sure, as a kinder and first-grade reading intervention teacher, I can work magic in getting the lowest readers to learn to read. But my primary function: to keep kids safe? An absolute, miserable failure. You see, the two schools I work at are quite literally surrounded by conventional strawberry fields. Unfortunately, along with these fields come health-harming pesticides, which linger and drift into the air that my students learn and play in.