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THE END OF SUMMER

It’s that time of year when many, if not most, teachers may be wondering: “Where’d the summer go?” Hobo Teacher, indulging his inner conspiracy theorist, has even taken to speculating that there may be a secret plot to gradually eliminate teachers’ summers entirely:

Conspiracy Hobo Teacher is thinking that the district is shaving off days of summer break ever so discretely. There's a day knocked off the beginning, one dropped from the end, little by little, until BAM--no more summer break. I half expect that the administration will slip a mickey into the punch bowl at the next end of the year party, only for them to revive us a few hours later, telling us to hurry and get to our classrooms because students will be arriving tomorrow for the first day of school. Then, we would stagger off in all different directions, mumbling, not knowing any better. …

Sounds like it's been a restful summer ...

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