Notice of Intent to Notify

by Will on October 8, 2010

It so happens that today (and Monday!) I’ll be teaching classes of high school students studying the Dismal Science (economics). Where might I notify the right-wing media, so that they may spend the weekend in flagellations over the idea that a known left-wing blogger should be entrusted to instruct our nation’s youth in such a crucial subject? I want the satisfaction of hearing no less than Newt Gingrich fuming about this and warning that it means the end of life as we know it. Give me your contact info, guys. Let’s work together on this.

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Brian October 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm

An affluent high school or a poor high school? I need to know so I can apply the lessons I learned in the Implicit Means-Testing post and thereby gauge your quality as a teacher.
I hope you know a joke when you see one…

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Will October 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm

It was an affluent school that accepts poorer students from the surrounding communities. Sadly, the result is that there are two tiers of students, largely enrolled in wholly separate courses. There are inherent limits to what one can accomplish as a sub, and the bar that I set for myself is that I need to achieve a quiet and orderly classroom, and must get across to the students at least one important point about the subject that they otherwise might not have thought about. I happen to be on friendly terms with a large number of students at this particular school, which makes the task easier.

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Brian October 12, 2010 at 5:03 am

Well good. And thank you for teaching. (I always try to thank teachers when I meet them)

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