Mr. Babyon has been laid off from his teaching job at the Bronx school known as Shitty High. About half the staff was let go.
Believe it or not I’d grown sort of attached to the place. Yeah, it was a disorganized, ineffectual, frustrating mess of idiocy, beuraucratic red-tape, and gang-flags. But it was my disorganized, ineffectual, frustrating mess. It’s chaos afforded an anonymity and freedom I was only just beginning to learn to negotiate and exploit.
And, despite everything that’s happened and anything I might have written here, I love the kids.
I hope Mr. Babylon gets another teaching job and keeps blogging.