Education: Marvel of The Bronx

The 29 fourth-graders in Room 317 at P.S. 106 in The Bronx are pretty much in agreement about their assistant teacher, Leachim. They all think he is very smart and has a remarkable memory for their individual habits, failings and hobbies. They like most of his jokes and the way he sings, "even though he has a bad voice," and they have learned to put up with his occasional cross moods. Most important of all, the children think of Leachim as their friend, as well as a good teacher. All of which is quite an achievement for a robot with an...

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