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Four Years Ago

January 24, 2016

I’m so glad time keeps ticking. This was a blog post written 4 years ago, too sad to publish:

Reasons why being a first year public school teacher in New Orleans is frustrating:

I overheard 2 boys talking about how they stash their guns in brush piles down the block before coming into school.

When the woman who does PR for Crimestoppers came to talk to us about her job during the career fair, the kids kept whispering snitch in the back of the classroom.

Several of my 15, 16 and 17-year-olds don’t understand why we had career day, and don’t think careers apply to them.

Several students in the front row put their heads down during guest speakers’ presentations. One girl came in so stoned that the entire classroom smelled like weed within moments.


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