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The Hard-to-Believe Adventures of Teaching in a Failing School System

by JT Victor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/23/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 474
ISBN : 9781480814295
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 474
ISBN : 9781480814301

About the Book

It’s a cast of characters that sounds too outrageous to be true: school administrators who disrupt the education of students to pursue pet programs, a superintendent who spends taxpayer dollars to upgrade a private bathroom, and principals that cheat on state testing scores.
JT Victor witnessed all that and more when he was a teacher in inner-city public schools, and he shares it all in this candid account that reveals the shortcomings of a system where most of the problems are caused by adults—not students.
However, colleges continue to prep future teachers on engaging students and maintaining order in the classroom. Meanwhile, nothing is being done about the people in charge who don’t have the best interests of students at heart.
Penny-pinching politicians, disinterested parents, and school administrators pretending to be leaders make it nearly impossible for battle-weary teachers to do their jobs. Despite it all, most teachers continue to succeed and students continue to learn.
It all might seem amusing if it didn’t involve our children and tax dollars, which is why you need to know what’s going on so it doesn’t happen at your school.

About the Author

J T Victor has a master’s degree in education and taught in New England secondary schools for thirty-five years and at the college level for almost a decade. He’s retired and lives in Massachusetts, where he remains a loyal Cubs fan.