Screwston, Texas

Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone: A Back to School Playlist

I have been a teacher for six years now. I joke about it, but it really is the best job of all, and remains to be the only one I've ever had that didn't make me want to drive right the fuck into a tree after doing it for three weeks.

Last week, teachers returned to campuses. We cleaned our rooms and sat in meetings and gossiped about incoming kids and prepared our forts for battle. This week, the students returned. They run around and laugh and scream and, more often than not, are generally excited to be back. Teachers are glad to have them. We welcome them. They shake hands and pretend not to be plotting to draw penises on people in science books. It's as the world should be.

So, in honor of nature's greatest ritual, a Back to School playlist for the uninitiated. Hop to, playas.

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Shea Serrano