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Failing Mr. Fisher
Jim Fisher is a first year teacher who quickly learns that his job is more than simply educating his students. He has to battle indolence in the classroom, enabling parents, and an educational system which caters to the lowest level of student and parental incompetence. Fisher tries to keep his standards and expectations high, even when he has to go head to head with an ad ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published January 18th 2010 by Authorhouse
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This guy has a grade-A personality. He is humorous, and makes me feel better about my anger-management issues. Some issues such as students being lazy, lazy parenting, and lazy adminstrators was brought up. He tries to stick up for working hard to earn a credit, but in America's system, "Entertainment will always be (more important) than education" (Wintermote, ??)
Dealing with a controversial topic, such as education, in an entertaining and captivating way is difficult for a writer who wants to use facts in the embodiment of fiction. Wintermote did this with excellence in this wonderfully told tale about a teacher who just wanted the best for his students, even at risk to his own safety. However, as each year passed, it became a challenged to get his job done. He found himself at war with not only students and their parents, but administrators and school ...more