UFSD 71: A School Novel
Not since Bel Kaufman’s 1964 novel Up the Down Staircase has a funnier book been written about teachers and teaching.
In 1971 Richard Nixon is in the White House preparing to run for a second term and Watergate is on the near horizon. Though winding down toward "peace with honor," the war in Vietnam is still in the headlines and protestors are in the streets. On Long Isla...more
Set in the somewhat fictional town of Farmington, NY, within Nassau County, we are introduced to the convoluted history of Farmington (once Hicklerville) - which leads us right into the convoluted creation of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern High School. Who better to lead such a wacky school than Principal Seymour Baltz, who may best be described as part Godfather and part Ca ...more