|About the Book|
Dr Edwards scathing attack on the American public school system is based on his own experiences as a teacher and school principal, but the story he tells is not without humor. Many of the teachers and administrators he encounters in his varied career are misfits, totally unsuited to their positions and responsibilities and, frequently, unable to understand or accept their shortcomings. Control of the students may be lacking, but there are students who may be uncontrollable even by the most capable teachers. Misadventures in Public Schools is a fascinating and revealing look at some of the worst failures in schools, brought about by apathy, ineptitude and nepotism that frequently goes right to the very top of the administrative and supervisory hierarchy.