Dylan Miller, author of this semi-fictional narrative blazes a trail through prejudicial group activity, documenting the destruction of great teachers and the crippling of a profession. The main character, Jill Franklin, is retiring after thirty-two years as a teacher in Northwest Chicago schools. You’ll follow her through her last year and encounter some outrageous antics that commonly occur within the school environment. If you have ever experienced the schemes and traps that go on in a political workplace and disapprove, you’ll be rewarded by reading this candid novel. Many of the villains are punished and their victims become heroes by delivering some well deserved justice.
Unfortunately, injustice is more common in the real world. Whenever people are allowed to get away with devious behavior, they will take advantage. Since unprofessionalism is systematically allowed---and encouraged--- by higher ups, we often see frenzied colleagues grouping together, eagerly debasing deliberately isolated individuals. Jill and her friends exchange stories demonstrating that predator teachers spend considerable time and effort clawing and bashing for their measure of clout within the system, which gives rise to the question: who are they to judge as they spend less concentration and energy on education?
The author in this semi-fictional narrative has created a stunning portrayal of teachers mired in a hostile environment of political intrigue. Their savage stories will break your heart.