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First month

Teaching

Let me see if I have this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill their every waking moment with a love for learning. Not only that, but I am also to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify disruptive behavior, and observe them for signs of abuse.

I am to fight the war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for guns and knives, and raise their self-esteem. I am to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play; how to balance a checkbook; and how to apply for a job.

I am required by my contract to work on my own time (summers and evenings) and at my own expense toward additional certification and a master's degree; to sponsor the cheerleaders, or the sophomore class (my choice); and after school, I am to attend committee and faculty meetings, and participate in staff development training to maintain my current certification and employment status.

I am to be a paragon of virtue, such that my very presence will awe my students into being obedient and respectful of authority. I am to do all of this with just a piece of chalk, a bulletin board, and a few books (some of which I may have to purchase myself). And for doing this, I am to be paid a starting salary that, in some states, qualifies my family for food stamps.

Is that all?

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And the musical selection to hack to today:
Jimmy Page: Outrider,
Alan Parsons Project: Ammonia Avenue,

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And the musical selection to hack to today:
Tears for Tears: Raoul and the Kings of Spain,
Sheryl Crow: The Globe Sessions.

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And the musical selection to hack to today:
: Raoul and the Kings of Spain.

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And the musical selection to hack to today:
Sheryl Crow: The Globe Sessions.

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