The parents say, "My child is perfect, so it must be the teachers' fault that he's failing!"
The administrators say, "These tests are perfect, so it must be the teachers' fault if the students are not performing well."
The elected officials say, "The state is in a dire financial crisis...it must be the greedy teachers' fault...they're bleeding us dry!"
I say, "ENOUGH ALREADY!"
Finally, a teacher speaks out about the state of public education and the truth of the modern classroom in this fictionalized autobiography of a year in the life of a high school teacher.
|Publisher:||Prospective Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
He received honorable mention from the 2011 Words of Love contest sponsored by the Writer's Workshop of Asheville, NC for the short story A Lesson in Love at Haversaw High. In 2012, his short story, The Cat's in the Cradle Curio Shop won first place in a Fanstory.com postcard story contest, and was published on the website Postcard Shorts. In 2012, his short story, The Reason Why Grandmothers Should Not Be Allowed To Read Vampire Novels placed second in a Fanstory.com panel reviewed contest. Also in 2012, he was a finalist out of 1,400 entries in a Writer's Digest "First Things First" contest for writing a prompted opening sentence. The finalists' opening sentences are printed in the January 2013 edition of Writer's Digest. Two of his short stories, Why Grandmas Shouldn't Be Allowed To Read Vampire Stories and Prairie Zombies, are included in the anthology Off The Beaten Path 1 published by Prospective Press. Most recently, his manuscript "Mr. Judy: The Advice Man" advanced to the Quarter Finalist stage of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.
He has been married for twenty years and has two children. He lives in North Carolina.