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On Back-to-School Night, a new teacher is live bait

Original post made by Lisa Mendelman, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2006

From either side of the desk, Back-to-School Night is a memorable occasion -- the equivalent of American Idol, The Real World and Survivor all rolled in to one. In 10-minute time slots, the hopeful teacher-contestants vie shamelessly for respect and attention while attempting to field difficult questions.

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Posted by Anne Avis
a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 20, 2006 at 10:32 pm

I hope you come back to teaching! Thanks for sharing a teacher's perspective.


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Posted by Howard
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 21, 2006 at 3:48 pm

Unless I missed something, the sum total of parent criticism was one parent complaining about vocabulary lists. Everything else was positive. So what's the beef?


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Posted by Jen H.
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Sep 27, 2006 at 12:56 pm

Hmm, I wonder which school you're writing about... :-) It's nice to see that you haven't forgetten us! Be sure to come back for a visit!


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