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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2013, 06:17 PM

38. I tried volunteering at a school last year.

After the standard criminal background check, I was told that I wasn't ever supposed to be in a room alone with a student. That sort of seems reasonable, but of course the students don't know that. That leads to awkward cases when you're with several students, and all but one leave. Then you end up quickly trying to shuffle the other kid out of the room, much to his or her bewilderment.

I remember as a student I went into teachers' classrooms all the time to ask questions. I wonder what the policy was then?

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