The Incredible, True (and Not at All Excellent) Adventures of a Teacher in Charterland

Meet Norah. Two years ago, this artist and professional story teller landed her dream job teaching performing arts at a Massachusetts charter school. But as Norah quickly discovered, dreaming is impossible when you don’t have time to sleep. Armed with a sense of humor and a prescription for Adderall, Norah works 100+ hour weeks and does her best to carry out an ever-changing array of administrative orders at a school where every decision is data driven and closing the achievement gap is no laughing matter. Norah’s one-woman show, “Charter School is English for Gulag,” catalogues her year-long adventures in charterland. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll reach for your wine box…

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