“I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'”

Tyrese Graham is a second year science teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School on the West Side of Chicago. When he started teaching, Marshall was among the worst public schools in the city. At StoryCorps, Tyrese talked about his first day on the job.

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Produced by Anita Rao
Facilitated by Naomi Greene
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