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Kafka meets Teaching

What an amazing story – yes Kafka is alive in the modern day. Listen here to the story of the Rubber Room – a series of rooms in New York assigned for teachers who have been reassigned out of the classroom for misdemeanours. The amazing fact – many teachers, on full pay , sit in these rooms for months waiting for an eventual decision on their case. While there are no doubt  teachers who have committed serious offences it is staggering to see the result – a Kafkaesque type of punishment – many teachers consigned to boredom, unaware in some cases of their real offence, forced to sit in rooms all day. Now you’re getting the picture – no wonder a production company has made a film about these unique facilities. No doubt there are complexities in dealing with offending teachers, as well as striking the balance with protecting students – yet have a look at this topic. Ever wondered if Kafka is still alive? In literature – yes – but also in this surprising story.


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I am a teacher/trainer, writer and photographer, with teaching experience in Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Special Needs and Staff Development.


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