back to school...i think?
August 23, 2002, 8:54 pm
I've always loved Back-to-School time. The smell of fresh filler paper, the smoothness of a new No. 2 pencil, the unclaimed virginity of binders that have yet to unsnap their hinges: all sweet promises of trying new things, doing everything on time, and being successful.
My classroom was a barren wasteland of underfunded chaos this morning; now, it is a hastily thrown together and not nearly finished piece of inspirational extravaganza, a portal for all eager young minds to use in their quests for educational enlightenment.
There aren't enough hours in a day to live up to this kind of pressure.