As usual, we have a maximum of 100 words with which to craft a story.
Beginning On a Sour Note
The bell just rang. I stand in front of a room of surly adolescents. They don’t want to be here; I can read the disinterest in their postures – shoulders slumped forward, elbows on their desks (if they’re even awake). I used to love my job, my classes filled with kids who loved music, as I do.
My world changed when the order for mandatory music appreciation in K – 12 came through.
And to think, it all started with the inaugural speech on January 20.
“I’d like to teach the world to sing.”
Thanks a lot, President Mariah Carey.