Somebody Else's Kids Topics for Discussion

Torey Hayden
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How does Torey's teaching career change after the law demands that students be mainstreamed? Describe her new role as teacher. Does she believe this to be a fulfilling career? How does Torey explain her reasons for wanting to work only with younger children?

Describe the relationship between Torey and Jocco. What is it that drives them apart? Is this something that Torey could change if she so desired? What prompts the final breakup?

Who are the first two students assigned to Torey's class for the entire afternoon rather than for short periods? What are the challenges Torey faces in trying to keep both occupied in learning activities? What is the focus of learning for each of these students? Is Torey ultimately successful in teaching them? Support your answer.

Who is Thomaso? What happened in his past to prompt placement in Torey's classroom? What is...

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