How Do Americans Fix “Our Town”?

What the Union ought to be

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For many years, I sat among my students to gaze at Paul Newman’s performance in the stage play Our Town. The class read aloud the first two acts, but when it came to Act III, when the author Thornton Wilder pondered what so many of us take for granted — life itself — my high school students needed to hear Newman, the poignant stage manager, voice his admiration…

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Robert Pacilio

Robert Pacilio

Former public school teacher for 32 years and San Diego County “Teacher of the Year.” Author of five novels available on amazon and at www.robertpacilio.net.