Your Child Left Behind Mel Conner

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Published: July 28th 2013

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371 pages


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Your Child Left Behind  by  Mel Conner

Your Child Left Behind by Mel Conner
July 28th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 371 pages | ISBN: | 5.31 Mb

On his 25-year journey from 9th grade hellion to offbeat junior high teacher to wasting-away district administrator, Leo Haldini finds, loses and then seeks to regain his faith in education, giving us a hard-headed, light-hearted look at the beautyMoreOn his 25-year journey from 9th grade hellion to offbeat junior high teacher to wasting-away district administrator, Leo Haldini finds, loses and then seeks to regain his faith in education, giving us a hard-headed, light-hearted look at the beauty and insanity of American schools.1978: Leo, the new kid at Fernwater Junior High, falls in with a band of illiterate punks, armed with whiskey, matches and a blowgun.

Against all odds, Leo grows a spine, develops a conscience, and discovers there is more to life than terrorizing Mr. Krabke, his delusionally optimistic history teacher.1994: Returning to FJH to teach, Leo mentors whiz kids Gizmo and Anjuli, while motivating slackers who consider ipecac to be a recreational drug.

He locks horns with Principal Krabke over issues of ethics and efficacy. Could life be more maddening and gratifying?2003: Leo is buried to his butt in testing data at the district office, a.k.a. Crazy Town, run by his nemesis Dr. Krabke. Anjuli and Gizmo call with A QUESTION that will transform all of their lives in unforeseen ways. For Leo, that means reassessing his own career: Stay?

Go? Go where?



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