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From the Old School

M. Stanley Bubien

"You're a teacher?" she asked. "What kind of students do you have?"

"Smart ones," I answered with a smile.

"Uh... I mean what nationality."

"Mostly Hispanic. Mexican Americans, you know? I actually had to speak Spanish to get my job."


"Some African Americans."


"One American Indian."


"And a number of Asian Americans."

"Yes, but don't you teach any real Americans?"

Based on a true story.

Copyright ©1996 M. Stanley Bubien. All Rights Reserved.

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Mar/Apr, 1996
Issue #1

64 Words