Do You Have 'Irritable Tourist Syndrome'?

Vincent Frankowski, center, and his class from Centreville, Mich., tour the Capitol on an end-of-the-school-year trip in summer 2011. i

Vincent Frankowski, center, and his class from Centreville, Mich., tour the Capitol on an end-of-the-school-year trip in summer 2011. David Aaron Troy/For The Washington Post hide caption

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Vincent Frankowski, center, and his class from Centreville, Mich., tour the Capitol on an end-of-the-school-year trip in summer 2011.

Vincent Frankowski, center, and his class from Centreville, Mich., tour the Capitol on an end-of-the-school-year trip in summer 2011.

David Aaron Troy/For The Washington Post

As tourists are swarming to Washington D.C. this summer, The Washington Post Columnist John Kelly followed eighth graders from Centreville, Mich. to see the city through their eyes. Host Michel Martin speaks with John Kelly and Terry Miller, the teacher of the Centreville students, about the students' gains from their class trip, Washingtonians' love/hate relationship with tourists, and whether locals appreciate their cities in the same way tourists do.

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