Submitter: When I looked at the cover, I said to myself : “Ouch! When your teacher has this kind of look, you shut up, you sit and you study!” The back of the book indicate some “provocative conclusions which Harmon Zeigler has drawn from a study based on interviews with hundreds of high school teachers.” My favorite? “Male teachers are the underclass of the teaching profession, rebels in a female system.” It almost made me cry…
Holly: I googled Zeigler, and came up with lots of information about his published works (including this book review), but only his obituary to clue us into his personal life. He seems like a great guy! As for this book, it talks about the low salaries, school conditions, and lack of decision-making power that teachers faced when the book was written. Jazz up the cover and update the terminology, and it could be relevant again today! As-is, though, it’s a weeder for any popular materials public library. Submitter’s quote tells us all we need to know about the outdated cultural references prevalent here.
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