ON AIR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

The true story of a secret room in the New York City Board of Education building. Teachers are told to report there instead of their classrooms. No reason is usually given. When they arrive, they find they've been put on some kind of probationary status, and they must report to the secret room every day until the matter is cleared up. They call it the Rubber Room. Average length of stay? Months, sometimes years. Plus other stories of the uneasy interaction between humans and their institutions.


Banner image: Christian Marc Schmidt

CREDITS

Host:
Ira Glass

Subscribe to the 5 Things To Do newsletter

Never miss the best of what to do with your free time.

 

More From This American Life

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED