what is going on with the world?

today i worked with april, the only sophomore in ms. rosburg's first period cahsee prep class. she's 16 and in the teenage mother's program. i didn't ask her anything about her child. her writing was pretty low and she drew large, dark periods to end her sentences, which were often incorrectly positioned. she had a tattoo of someone's name on her left wrist, and she spoke softly. i tried to explain to her the differences between "they're, their, and there," and i think she was starting to get it. i think the worst part is that she seems really tough on the exterior, like most students at watsonville high, but she talked and acted like she was actually interested in the english lesson. it's a rarity these days.

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