My day was salvaged when the call-out clerk found a $7 day for me at Redstone High. Even better, it was teaching American government! A subject on which I am both highly interested and knowledgeable about!

Of course, that makes it all the more frustrating when the students couldn’t care less. They didn’t even flinch when – by way of example – I mentioned the Detroit was closing half of its schools.

There was, however, one kid who seemed very interested in what I had to say. He watched me very intently.

He kept it up even after I gave everyone their reading assignment. Just watching.

Turns out he’s mentally handicapped.


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11 Responses to 12th Grade: Social Studies!

  1. Kevin says:

    Knowledgeable about American government? Will, you give yourself far too much credit… Tee hee!

  2. Peter says:

    High school seniors in their last semester aren’t likely to get too excited about any subjects. Most of them are just counting down the days until graduation.

  3. stone says:

    Maaaaaaaaain…..streeeeeeam!

  4. trumwill says:

    Kevin, once upon a time (before the most recent elections), I could actually name over 95 senators and tell you a thing or two about most of them. I’m slipping a bit, though.

  5. trumwill says:

    Peter, that’s a pretty good point. I doubt I was paying attention by that point, either.

  6. trumwill says:

    Sheila, at least this one didn’t punch another kid in the nose, as happened my first day (over lunch, I wasn’t there) with a developmentally delayed kid.

    I’m not sure if it makes it more aggravating or less, but I think funding, rather than ideology, is behind it in the case of Redstone.

  7. Maria says:

    You only got paid $7 for a day of teaching? Seriously?

  8. trumwill says:

    A “$7 Day” is a half-day. I make a little under $7 after taxes and gas for a half-day, a little under $30 for a full day.

  9. Mike Hunt says:

    There was, however, one kid who seemed very interested in what I had to say. He watched me very intently.

    Turns out he’s mentally handicapped.

    Sounds like the HitCoffee readership…

  10. trumwill says:

    Everyone needs an audience…

  11. Maria says:

    8.A “$7 Day” is a half-day. I make a little under $7 after taxes and gas for a half-day, a little under $30 for a full day.

    Hey, don’t feel bad, it’s something. I recently put in for a telecommuting part-time job at ridiculous cut rates, just to have a little bit of my own money coming in.

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