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I started writing this blog in 2008, toward the end of my first year of teaching. These posts about my experiences as an NYC Department of Education teacher have been (and continue to be) assembled over a period of several years. They don't necessarily need to be read in chronological order, but my very first post, "Context" (March 2008) might be useful as an introduction into this lunacy. While most of my stories highlight the ridiculousness of being a public school teacher, I should note that I love my students and care deeply for them. So as you read, please keep in mind that I do in fact have a soul, as well as a heart; and that heart of mine brims with pride every time I think about my students' talents and breaks with pain every time another one gets screwed by the system.

June 2, 2012


Posting like I have Tourette Syndrome for three months in early 2011 and then not returning to squawk another insult in over one year --- well that's certainly not going to get me any true "followers." My dreams of this blog becoming a book have most likely been compromised. But fuck it, I'm not finished with my stories. Time to pick back up again....

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