What a bunch of wusses those kids at Horace B. Smedley School are. When their kindhearted teacher Miss Nelson can no longer take her students’ unruly behavior and disappears, the kiddies are instantly cowed by her stern, ruler-waving replacement, Miss Viola Swamp. Hah. In my day (ca. 1847-50), any class that couldn’t break the spirit of the baddest substitute teacher alive wouldn’t dare show its face on the playground. We didn’t fear sternness. We considered it a challenge. See how the Smedley sissies fare at getting their dear Miss Nelson back as Texas Woman’s University drama... More >>>