Parents and Teachers Meet in a New York Minute (or 5 if They’re Lucky) is a New York Times article about…parent-teacher conferences.
Here’s how it begins:
On parent-teacher conference day at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan last week, scores of tense parents bunched together in the lobby, penned in behind yellow caution tape. At exactly 1 p.m., the tape dropped and the grown-ups stampeded up the stairs, jostling to get to the front of the pack.
“It’s like the running of the bulls in Pamplona,” said Randi Amick, the mother of a junior, before disappearing down a hallway.
Don’t miss the comments left about the article, either.