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Dave Grohl releases ‘In Defense of Our Teachers’ response to the reopening schools amidst COVID-19

On Dave’s True Stories, David Grohl released his new audio series that took part on Wednesday addressing his defense for the public schools and their teachers. The Foo Fighters front man created a monologue titled “In Defense of Our Teachers” incorporating a written version in The Atlantic as well.

Grohl unleashes a few critical messages with in his public journal pointing the finger at President Donald Trump‘s administration.

The COVID-19 pandemic has managed to take control of almost every aspect of our lives and continues to disrupt the normalcy of school sessions. Teachers have been forced to uplift their routines to at-home Zoom classroom sessions and resorting to remote working rather than within the walls of the school.

Courtesy of Billboard.com

There’s also an audio component to Grohl’s new essay, which you can listen to below:

Grohl begins by saying,

I hate to break it to you, but I was a terrible student.

I hate to break it to you, but I was a terrible student. Each day, I desperately waited for the final bell to ring so that I could be released from the confines of my stuffy, windowless classroom and run home to my guitar. It was no fault of the Fairfax County Public Schools system, mind you; it did the best it could. I was just stubbornly disengaged, impeded by a raging case of ADD and an insatiable desire to play music. Far from being a model student, I tried my best to maintain focus, but eventually left school halfway through 11th grade to follow my dreams of becoming a professional touring musician (not advised). I left behind countless missed opportunities. To this day, I’m haunted by a recurring dream that I’m back in those crowded hallways, now struggling to graduate as a 51-year-old man, and anxiously wake in a pool of my own sweat. You can take the boy out of school, but you can’t take school out of the boy! So, with me being a high-school dropout, you would imagine that the current debate surrounding the reopening of schools wouldn’t register so much as a blip on my rock-and-roll radar, right? Wrong.

Grohl has written for Atlantic once before, addressing the lack of live music during the pandemic and the effects it will have once it returns.

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Danielle Zois

Danielle Zois is a student at California State University, Fullerton and a Santa Barbara native. She is majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and aspires to work as an entertainment reporter and host. Since working at OC News, her campus news station, she has learned that she is passionate about entertainment, pop culture and fashion. Her guilty pleasure is watching reality television and The Bachelor on Monday nights with her roommates.

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