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Substitute Teaching


Award-winning author Nicholson Baker spent parts of a semester as a substitute teacher in Maine. He chronicles his experiences in his bestselling book, which is just out in paperback.  This is from the NY Times review of Substitute: “Baker’s book may be the most revealing depiction of the contemporary American classroom that we have to date.”

Guest:  Nicholson Baker is the author of nine novels and four works of nonfiction, including Double Fold, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, and House of Holes, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books.

Click here for a news report (9/11/17) on substitute teaching in Maine, by Maine Public education reporter Robbie Feinberg.