Diary of a Fed Up Teacher

Diary of a Fed Up Teacher

by Chip Putnam


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Diary of a Fed Up Teacher by Chip Putnam

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!"


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943419319
Publisher: Prospective Press LLC
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

A 1993 graduate of UNC Charlotte, Chip has dedicated the past 22 years to teaching high school science. He has had the pleasure of meeting wonderful and fascinating people in that time who have provided inspiration for many characters in his writing. While the field of science is not the area of expertise normally associated with an aspiring author, he has always been a dreamer and would often enter into the world of his own imagination at a moment's notice. This love of dreaming-coupled with a passion for books plus a tendency to weave storytelling into his lessons-created in him a desire to write. Building on the encouragement he had given to countless students, he followed his own dream, and his first book, Diary of a Fed Up Teacher, was published in 2014 (SWP) and republished in 2016 by Prospective Press. The Guardians of Knowledge is his second book, published in 2015 by Prospective Press.

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.

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