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For teachers and students ages fourteen and older, Kevin Vachna's Obsolete: A Teacher's Tale (of Tomorrow, Today!) is a thrilling sci-fi graphic novel set in the not-so-distant future, where technology is engrained in every aspect of life, even finding a home inside of us. There's a big society problem: the kids are all becoming hyperactive, disconnected screen addicts. And then Professor T finds himself with a personal problem: After giving an unauthorized history lesson, Professor T is reassigned to one of the worst-performing schools. There, his challenges and the world's collide, as unlikely allies and hidden threats lead T to revelations about a conspiracy with sinister roots that could threaten to overturn the very foundations of society itself.
Vachna is a teacher and administrator in New York City's public schools with an expertise in themes involving technology and culture. The what-if nightmare scenario of where he sees our educational system leading are realized in the world and characters of Obsolete.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Future Is Coming - Page 1
Chapter 2 - We Are The Watchers - Page 18
Chapter 3 - Of Screens And Circus Clown - Page 40
Chapter 4 - Space For Rent - Page 67
Chapter 5 - The Success Sphere - Page 83
Chapter 6 - Cries Of Contested Content - Page 105
Chapter 7 - This Too Shall Pass Go And Collect - Page 124
Chapter 8 - Another Think Coming - Page 142
Chapter 9 - An Existential Exorcism - Page 157
Chapter 10 - The Terrible Children - Page 183