DC! Our Nation’s Capital! Chocolate City! The District of Crime! I have kicked substitute teaching to the curb for the next 2 months, and will be leading the future Hillary Rodham Clintons and Richard Milhouse Nixons to educational and political enlightenment at the Junior National Youth Leadership Conference.
Teachers from across the land nominate their best and brightest to expand their brains at this springboard for personal excellence, and the JrNYLC hired my tight classroom management and tighter jeans to march 6th and 7th graders through the Capitol, past Dorothy’s ruby reds, and underneath Lincoln’s feet, while making about 5 billion bathroom breaks. The real doozy has been the kids themselves - bright and outgoing, with everyone from the North Carolina girl who is the great great great granddaughter of Otis, the inventor of the elevator, to the Louisiana boy who hunts rabbits with his shotgun and sells rabbit meat at the farmer’s market. And plus - how could I resist the possibility of cozying up to one Sarah Louise Palin? Stay tuned… Mr. Lighter’s Class is back.