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Brandon Leake shares compelling insight into the issue of school shootings from an educator’s perspective.
The poet performs “The Secret Life of Teachers” during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airing Monday, January 17.
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“Growing up, my mom told me nothing stops a bullet like an education, but what happens when the bullets hit the bus with you?” he asks at the start of the powerful poem.
The former high school English teacher won season 15 of “Americas Got Talent.”
Leake also chats with Ellen about how he gives back to his community in Stockton, California, and discusses his new collection of poems titled, Detangle.