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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

Coach Krubek walked toward them, with quiet menace in his approach. The fiddle music continued, but Mr. Dee for the moment had dropped his patter, evidently preferring to let the West Creek teachers try their own methods of persuasion.

"Boys," Coach Krubek said, "this is a square dance. You are all going to dance. Dancing is not optional. Dancing is mandatory. Go. Now. Dance."

For extra effect, he pulled a pad of West Creek Middle School behavior Modification Slips from his shirt pocket and thumbed through it thoughtfully.

           --Claudia Mills, Alex Ryan, Stop That! (Farrar, 2003)

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