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A teacher

A teacher

A teacher

Teachers make a lot less money than their hard-working, short-staffed colleagues in other fields. But if you ask most of them, they say teaching is well worth the sacrifice of salary. More than 11 percent of US educators are turning to other professions to earn more, especially finance, where the average annual salary is more than $75,000.Set from 2013 to 2014, A Teacher focuses on Claire Wilson, an English teacher at the fictional Westerbrook high school in Austin, Texas, who engages in an illicit sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student, Eric Walker. The miniseries explores the complexities of the relationship and the consequences for both of them and those around them.

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Eric attends a party at his friend Logan's house, where he hooks up with his ex-girlfriend Alison. The party is raided by the police and after noticing that the officer collecting his information is Claire's brother Nate, Eric asks him to call Claire, who convinces Nate to let her pick him up and throw out Eric's underage drinking citation. Matt spends his and Claire's savings on music equipment, creating tension between the couple. Instead of their regular SAT study session, Claire takes Eric to tour her alma mater, the University of Texas, where they are invited to a frat party by Logan's brother Cody. At the party, Eric and Claire almost kiss. Claire ignores a text from Eric, but accepts his Instagram follow request. At school, Eric confronts and kisses Claire. Claire sets ground rules for her and Eric's relationship. Matt notices Claire acting strange, but she allays his suspicions by giving him oral sex. Eric lies to his friends about why he left the dance early and is confronted by an angered Alison. Claire goes out for drinks with her co-worker Kathryn who notices a hickey on Claire's neck. Claire sends Eric a scandalous photo and, breaking their rules, asks to meet Eric for sex. Eric, who is babysitting his brothers while his mother is on a date, leaves the kids in the care of a neighborhood girl. Eric tells Claire he genuinely cares for her and wants more than just sex, and Claire reciprocates those feelings. Eric returns home to find his mother is home and she reveals his younger brother burned himself while he was gone. Eric psyches himself up in the mirror to justify his behavior.

Police detectives arrive at Eric's house to question him and he reveals his relationship with Claire. News of the relationship spreads and Eric's friends react with shock. Claire reveals her affair to Matt, who seeks counsel from Claire's brother, Nate. While heartbroken and angry, Matt declares to Claire his intention to save their marriage. Claire abruptly leaves to meet with Eric, who suggests they run away together; which she accepts. At a motel, Claire receives a call from Nate who says the police may look at the situation as a kidnapping. Claire and Eric have drunken sex, but after seeing missed calls and texts from his friends and his mother, Eric leaves the motel in the middle of the night. He tearfully reunites with his mother in the morning. Awaking to find Eric gone, Claire turns herself in at the police department. In 2014, Eric attends UT-Austin and rushes a fraternity. It is revealed that Claire and Eric's scandal has been all over the news and she will soon be released from jail. Eric is revered by his male friends for having sex with his teacher. He hooks up with a female student who reveals she knows about his situation. Eric informs Cody that he feels responsible for ruining Claire's life. Eric refuses a suggestion from his mom that he seek counseling. Eric attempts to hook up with the female student again only for her to apologize and tell him that he is a survivor of abuse. Eric becomes aggravated and pushes her away when she suggests they take things slow. Eric gets drunk with his friends and encourages them to drive recklessly until he is thrown from the car and injured. During his fraternity initiation, the members bring out an exotic dancer who teases Eric with teacher comments until he uncomfortably leaves and decides not to join the frat. He meets a student who offers him shrooms. While high, Eric admits that he still has feelings for Claire and he misses her terribly. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

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