Escalator Down for Repair

Will repairs and corrections restore a broken life?

Andy Spears

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He walked up the metal steps past the sign every single day. Escalator Down for Repair. It had been permanently affixed to the shiny metal that lined the machine. Many days, the escalator worked and worked fine. Carrying kids and moms, workers, homeless people seeking warmth, and the aimless souls who populated the city’s “great” library. Some just passed through on to another destination, like him. Others stayed in to stay warm or watch a kids show or actually find and possibly check-out a book.

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .