Yet Another Reason to Love Vermont

It’s not like we actually need more things to love about the Maple state. What we actually need are more reasons to love upstate New York–besides the Hudson river and the post-apocalyptic architecture of Rockefeller Plaza.  But here it is!  Leave it to Vermonters to not only come up with such a sentence for trespassing teenagers, but to actually go through with it.

As a writing teacher, however, I have to question the continued use of writing (and reading) as a form of punishment. Will these kids really gain an appreciation for Frost’s poetry? Or will they just make sure they plan the next kegger for an abandoned barn?

Exactly.

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One Response to Yet Another Reason to Love Vermont

  1. laura says:

    How would you like to be Jay Parini teaching these kids? I’d say they’d be coming in with a real chip on their shoulders. In need of a mending wall?

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