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No Teacher Left Standing
     

No Teacher Left Standing

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by Jeffrey Penn May
 

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Are public sector workers, including teachers, overpaid? Do they have “cushy” jobs? Unfair and outlandish benefits?

No Teacher Left Standing is a novel energized by educational and public service debates. While the characters are entirely fictional, the events are authentic, based on true stories compiled over twenty-five years. No Teacher Left

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Are public sector workers, including teachers, overpaid? Do they have “cushy” jobs? Unfair and outlandish benefits?

No Teacher Left Standing is a novel energized by educational and public service debates. While the characters are entirely fictional, the events are authentic, based on true stories compiled over twenty-five years. No Teacher Left Standing reflects reality and delivers increasing suspense in an unusual setting, an elementary school. Think you know about teaching? Think again.

Sarah Morgan hates conflict. She never understood her parents constant sniping at each other, and she always felt that she had to protect her little sister. Avoiding fights has served her well over the years, especially as a first grade teacher. However, now she must defend herself against a duplicitous principal, a Machiavellian superintendent, and a libelous, vitriolic attack from a mean-spirited parent. To further complicate matters, after two miscarriages, Sarah is pregnant again and her husband is working out of town.

Sarah represents the best in all of us. She is a strong woman who shows grace, courage, humor, and understanding as a first grade teacher under duress. Confronted with educational policy dictated by ivy-tower administrators and often clueless politicians, some of her colleagues buckle under the psychological strain; however, Sarah never gives up.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032914167
Publisher:
Jeffrey Penn May
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
379 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Penn May has won several short fiction awards. His story “The Wells Creek Route” received a Pushcart Prize nomination, and his novel Where the River Splits, an excellent review in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Merging his outdoor interests with his writing, Jeff has published mountain climbing articles, short stories and poems. He has also written education articles and technical writing guides. His work has appeared in the US, UK, and Canada. He wrote and performed a short story for Washington University Radio and was a consultant to a St. Louis theatre company. After earning his a B.A. in English and Psychology, a Masters in Secondary Education, and a Writer’s Certificate from the University of Missouri, Jeff worked as a waiter, hotel security officer, credit manager, deck hand, technical data engineer, creative writing instructor, and English teacher. He was the principal of a small alternative school where he organized a fund-raising, climbing expedition and appeared in television and radio spotlights. Born at Fort Ord near Monterey, California, and raised in St. Louis, Jeff comes from a family of all boys and has always been compelled to explore the outdoors, leading to many questionable “vacations.” His adventures include, but are not limited to the following: floated a home-built wood and barrel raft from St. Louis to Memphis, navigated a John boat to New Orleans, drove an old Volkswagen alone 8000 miles around the west, spent a month in a dirt floor shack in west-central Mexico digging for Pre-Colombian artifacts, climbed mountains from Alaska to South America, and spent several days in the Amazon jungle. Jeff teaches writing and fly-fishing and so far, he has survived more than twenty years of marriage and two teenagers.

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No Teacher Left Standing 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a teacher, I had difficulty believing much of the storyline.