Isaiah Shaver was what we called a two-for. Teachers would take on two kids to get a two-for off their roster. Isaiah’s reputation was so bad, teachers would have taken three or four students to keep him out of their classroom. I was a first-year teacher and didn’t know about this unofficial system of negotiation, so I ended up with Isaiah Shaver, along with 33 other kids, in my eigth period language arts class. Let me say up front, I was doing the best I could in a very difficult situation.