School of Hard Knocks.
January 20, 2009 1:15 PM   Subscribe

School of Hard Knocks.
In 2008 I spent some time working in a special classroom for kids with behavior problems in one of Philadelphia's most notorious public high schools, in one of the city's worst neighborhoods. The experience resulted in an seven part web series that tells in great detail what it's like to be inside room 315.

These average about 1200 words per installment so you might want to get your reading glasses out.

Part 2 (slightly NSFW image of actual blackboard doodles)
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
posted by The Straightener (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by dersins on January 21, 2009: School of Hard Knocks.

Well done. Thanks.
posted by Falconetti at 7:28 AM on January 21, 2009

This is easily one of the most depressing things I've ever read. It is genuinely heartbreaking. It doesn't help that the writing is so good.
posted by Caduceus at 10:23 AM on January 21, 2009

posted by cowbellemoo at 1:47 PM on January 21, 2009

Haha, man, I totally forgot an installment (this is what happens when you post at work while trying to juggle a caseload of 50 corner boys)

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posted by The Straightener at 6:48 PM on January 21, 2009

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