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WaPo Rips Off Its Own Story

imitation_of_life.jpg As the expression goes, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But what about when a newspaper imitates itself, what then?

Today’s WaPo Style section cover piece by Deneen Brown profiles a white D.C. teacher Frazier O’Leary and his AP English class. He’s is the very teacher and AP class that staff writer Ian Shapira profiled in a lengthy story last year in January 2009.

O’Leary is teaching the same AP English class at Cardozo High School that he was last year. Last year, Shapira’s story involved the class reading Toni Morrison’s A Mercy ; this year, Brown’s piece reports that O’Leary’s AP class is reading Ernest Gaines’s A Lesson Before Dying, as recommended by the D.C. Public Library and the D.C. Humanities Council as part of “Big Read” sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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