Blake Bailey’s former Lusher students on how their eighth grade teacher groomed them.

https://slate.com/culture/2021/04/blake-bailey-lusher-journals-teacher.amp

Mr. Bailey had opinions about many of Sam’s options. One female classmate, the teacher wrote, “is a splendid girl. I never have understood why you’ve hesitated there.” When Sam said he wasn’t interested in being a different girl’s boyfriend, Mr. Bailey asked, “Why not? [She]’s a babe. Smart, too.”

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