Academic journal article English Journal

A Problem, Solution Paper

Academic journal article English Journal

A Problem, Solution Paper

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Midwest March dawnfire, I watched the sun as it set

outside my classroom window. Drafting persuasion,

eighth graders sprawled behind me, braced to write

the night, if only to pass the third quarter. As he said,

ways lead to ways, as answers birth questions,

the oh so quiet girl lifted her question to my elsewhere

mind: Do statistics exist for everything? Kinda,

my reply of minimal foresight. What about on kids

without dads and what happens to the kids later on?

I have now turned my back on the burning Ohio horizon,

but Google is quick and has drawn the map.

The corner eighth-grade boy meets my eyes,

"I saw my dad at the gas station once. That was it

but I'm pretty sure he lives in town somewhere."

Dear class, could someone please raise a hand to define

"a call to action"? …

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