special education

i’ve been here before
in another place and time
Jack Daniels t-shirts and Black Sabbath jerseys
all gathered in a room
listening to Journey on a portable
they call it a special classroom
for the learning disabled
the emotionally disturbed
the behavior problems
we called it study hall
a place that mocked its name
a teacher with no contol
students with no future
yes, i’ve been here before

j.turner
8:55-9:00 am
1/23/84

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3 responses to “special education

  1. This was written at North Campus, New Castle, IN,
    while observing a math class.

  2. The Lovely Wife

    How old were you when you wrote this?

    TLW…ROAR!

  3. I was 22, and visiting a classroom as part of a team of people looking at learning disabilites.

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