Content for Thursday, January 5, 1995

News & Stories

Drums: The Secret Language of Insurrection

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The Desire to Leave Hangs Like Heat

A substitute teacher's long days.

I’m the substitute, so I sit at a stranger’s desk beneath a poster that displays a Ferrari in the driveway of a mansion. “The rewards of higher education,” it reads. A boy named Eric, who was called to the office during the first hour, is working on his test and talking to two girls, so after three warnings, I give him detention. “You bitch!” he shouts across the room.

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