My day was salvaged when the call-out clerk found a $7 day for me at Redstone High. Even better, it was teaching American government! A subject on which I am both highly interested and knowledgeable about!
Of course, that makes it all the more frustrating when the students couldn’t care less. They didn’t even flinch when - by way of example - I mentioned the Detroit was closing half of its schools.
There was, however, one kid who seemed very interested in what I had to say. He watched me very intently.
He kept it up even after I gave everyone their reading assignment. Just watching.
Turns out he’s mentally handicapped.