Garret Keizer never really wanted to be a teacher, but he found himself wrangling high school students in the Northeast Kingdom until he was able to make ends meet as a writer. Then, fourteen years later, Keizer found himself back in the classroom again.
He’s written about his experience in a new book, Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher. We’ll talk to Keizer about the challenges and rewards of teaching.
Also, we'll learn about a new study that examines the reasons why some bright young students are leaving rural areas.
And finally, we'll hear about an exhibit at Johnson State College that reunites two former teachers.
Broadcast live on Thursday, August 21 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.