"Pay my troops no mind; they're just on a fact-finding mission."

“I Taught Shakespeare in Botswana”

The school had teachers from all over the world, and they shared no philosophy of education. The British were lazy and cynical; the American Peace Corps volunteers were well meaning and naïve. The Scandinavians were uncommunicative, the Canadians dull. The African teachers subjected one another to finely judged and sneering segregation. The West African teachers were loathed by the southern Africans. Among the teachers from Zimbabwe, members of rival tribal groupings ignored one another. Teachers of all nations bored, bullied and sometimes beat the children. Many students were deracinated and homesick. There was an undercurrent of violence, a policy of harshness. The institution, in other words, was rotten. Link

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