Duncanville School Bus Driver Uses Chess to Help Students Make the Right Moves

DUNCANVILLE — Donald Harris isn't a professional educator, but he's about to teach somebody a lesson as he calls out like a carnival barker during a lunchtime chess session at Duncanville High School."Come on over!" he shouts to a passing student. "I'll get you!"The Duncanville bus driver sets up shop in the cafeteria two or three days a week, spreading out an array of chess boards along a table. The table quickly fills with competitors — some taking on Harris, others playing against their friends."I was just going to teach one kid," Harris said. "But then the principal came over and started taking pictures, and it just blew up."Harris, who has driven a bus for the school district for nearly six years, likes to teach the cerebral game, all the while understanding that he's just a novice himself. His chess education started only a month ago, when a student on his morning route caught his attention.  Continue reading...

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