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Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.

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By Abishai John
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Teachers are often said to hold the most humanitarian job the world has to offer. Indeed, they are in no small part responsible for raising the humans of tomorrow and teaching them the skills they need to survive life as they know it.

Sadly, it's also a profession that is taken for granted. In reality, it's a job that is, in most cases, unglamorous and underpaid.

But these teachers still do it. They bear all the troubles they face for the greater good of the world. In essence, they are the most selfless, caring and concerned people in the world. For their efforts alone, they are nearly faultless - they take troubled students on...

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