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A Disgrace to the Profession

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
This novel was triggered by a real evetthe writing of an underground newsletter by a group of frustrated MIdwestern schoolteachers who wanted to protest the mindlessly bureaucratic school system that constantly interfered with their work. The newsletter generated a huge, positive response from readers, along with the administrative wrath they both hoped and feared it would ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Myers House
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Rachel
Nov 12, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was an easy read and delightful. The characters were straight forward and relatable to members of your own friend circle. I didn’t jump to the back of the book to see how many pages that I have left as with some slower moving books.

Although this book is a work of fiction, I can see where there are pieces based in fact. The writers did a good job briefly showing the teachers view of the stress that is on the American public school system. I feel extremely fortunate that I was educated i
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Brandon
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
While the romance plot attached distracts from the main story and the main story itself is heavy handed at best, the book really made me appreciate what I have at work. We don't have the backstabbing that occurred in semi-fictional Des Moines all in the deluded hopes of making everything "fair" when those in charge don't really know the true meaning of the word. As parents get more and more out of control with threats of litigation and media coverage, educators jobs get tougher and tougher. The ...more
Amy
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book depicting how politics can infect even the most genuine individuals. Written by a teacher for teachers, the author may come on a little strong but the message is clear and warranted.
Kim
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a book about teachers and administrators. It was very good and could happen in real life
Dioscita
Jan 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
This was accurate, but why did I feel talked-down-to?
Wenzel Ruhmann
May 21, 2008 rated it it was ok
Could have been a good book, but demonized teachers union.
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Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I tensed up while reading this book, and I'm not even going back to the classroom this fall.
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Very interesting, all teachers should read this one!
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