Under the new N.Y.C. evaluation system teachers can present up to eight "artifacts" to try to prove their professional integrity. In this strange new land of educational deformity, I began to feel like an artifact myself. I imagined a teacher who might feel even more this way than myself.
He is Public-School Mummy. Having superior knowledge of Incan society, he has been teaching in the classroom successfully for many years now. It is a shame that in the sunset of his years, he must watch the entire public-school system unravel before his eyes.