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The Financial Lives of the Poets - Chapter 15: Good Choices Summary & Analysis

Jess Walter
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Matt is in a meeting with Franklin’s teacher, Ms. Bishop. Matt describes Ms. Bishop as the “nasty lovely sweet Ms. Bishop of the pouty mouth and black-lined eyes” (160). Matt has a sexual obsession with Ms. Bishop, and has ever since Teddy had Ms. Bishop as a teacher three years prior. During the parent-teacher conference Matt’s thoughts are constantly interrupted with sexual innuendo about Ms. Bishop, which Matt attributes to being worked up from the kiss he received from Bea. Ms. Bishop explains Franklin attacked another student with a clacker during music class. The victim said something to Franklin, which he has not been at liberty to share. Ms. Bishop said because this is so unlike Franklin they are not going to suspend him and instead have him write an apology letter to the boy he hit. Matt is brought to...

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