I Am a Teacher, and This Is Where I Work

Matthew Thiele
3 min readApr 7, 2022

America’s classrooms are falling apart.

Photo taken by the author on March 24, 2022

Last week, I mentioned that one of the things I disliked about being a teacher was that our facilities are run down.

If you don’t look too closely at the image above, it doesn’t look too bad. The necessary resources are there. There’s even a fancy, expensive interactive screen. Closer scrutiny reveals something wrong with almost…

Matthew Thiele

Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.