Li'L Yellow School Bus

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From 1970, Carol Shore-Wilkinshki taught history at Noah Webster Preparatory, a private junior high, and high school in Cheltenham township outside Philadelphia for children with special needs. Carol was forced to resign after allegedly having an affair with one of her students (Eric Blum) in 1976.
Eric Blum was a student for four years at Webster. He had suffered from an emotional break down after his brother (Elliot) was killed in Vietnam in 1970, which aggravated a case of ...
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From 1970, Carol Shore-Wilkinshki taught history at Noah Webster Preparatory, a private junior high, and high school in Cheltenham township outside Philadelphia for children with special needs. Carol was forced to resign after allegedly having an affair with one of her students (Eric Blum) in 1976.
Eric Blum was a student for four years at Webster. He had suffered from an emotional break down after his brother (Elliot) was killed in Vietnam in 1970, which aggravated a case of dyslexia and hypertension. Not having the educational support needed by the Philadelphia public schools, Eric Entered Noah Webster Preparatory in the eight grade, reading in a fourth grade level. A special friendship had materialized between history teacher Carol Shore and student Eric Blum.
After graduating from Webster in 1975, Eric went on the become an CNN correspondent. During the Gulf war in 1991 Eric and his camera crew were ambushed and killed by Saddom's soldiers.
Now being interviewed by a reporter from the Philadelphia Inquiere about Eric's high school years, Carol Shore-Wilkinski gets a chance to tell her side of the story about the alleged affair with Eric Blum.
Before ADD, ADHD, at the end of the Vietnam war, and the dawn of disco, this story tells the saga of coming of age, finding one's place in the world, trying to fit in with a learning disability.

Bruce Beryl Fisher was born in Philadelphia in 1956. Being a subject to the abomination of the Philadelphia school system from 1961 till 1970 concurred him to write this novel of finding ones way through the fog of educational evolution.
This is Bruce's second book, the first entitle "The Trees' Ears" was first published in 1997.Bruce is presently stagehand and the head carpenter at the Gusman Theater in Miami Florida. He resides in Hollywood Florida with his wife, son and three cats.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781605942995
  • Publisher: Llumina Press
  • Publication date: 11/9/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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