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That’s what this day has been like, so far.

We’re in the last month of school, and the kids are interested in anything and everything but school. So substituting for an English teacher who’s in the middle of reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” was not fun. The not fun part was watching the kids blow this classic off.

Of course, it didn’t help that the teacher has the kids listen to it on CD while following along in their books. Yeah – like that was happening today. Even the most diligent students’ minds were wandering.

I had Second Son in 6th hour, and he, at least, didn’t act up and talk the whole way through class. But he wasn’t listening or reading, either. To him, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is just a stupid book he has to muddle through to get a passing grade. He told me just now, “I’ll just watch the movie and take the test.”


My frustration with public education knows no bounds today.