• Five American Writers Reflect on First Day of School

  • Classroom jitters, school bus scares, new-kid nervousness— we asked five American writers to remember and reflect on their first day of school.
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  • Bus-ted By Tom Burns

    I was a complete jerk on my daughter’s first day of school. I blame the bus. When my daughter started kindergarten, she was adamant that she wanted to ride the school bus. My wife was fine with this. I was not. The idea of letting my little 4 1/2 year-old girl ride ALONE on this huge lumbering thing with no seatbelts, surrounded by malicious older kids? It terrified me. This article originally appeared as on American Profile

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