II-"Stepping Back: Class Notes" - Vivian S. Toy - Milwaukee Journal

II-"Stepping Back: Class Notes" - Vivian S. Toy - Milwaukee Journal

A Look at High School in the '80s/ Where There's Smoke: Teenagers Sneak Cigarettes Despite School's Warning/ Grab a Pen, Gid Rid of That Gum - And Don't Be Tardy

by: Vivian S. Toy | publication date: October 27, 1986 | Publication: Milwaukee Journal | pages: 1, 8A

"It's three minutes before English class starts, and the boy is in a panic. He has forgotten to read the assigned lines in 'Beowulf,' and he hasn't answered the questions.

"He turns to a friend for help, and she's glad to give him the answers. Sure enough, he's called on in class, but he has the answer. As the teacher turns to something else, the boy breathes a sigh of relief and whispers a "thanks" over his shoulder to his friend. . . . "

Part Two of Vivian Toy's report on her sojourn in the guise of a Milwaukee high school student.

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