Title: Class War: A teacher’s diary
Publication date: 01/08/2021
Publishing status: Active
â€˜Twenty five years a teacher. If Iâ€™d committed a double murder Iâ€™d have done less time.â€™
A scrabrously funny look inside the classroom from a teacher who has had enough of a system that is on its knees and with morale at rock-bottom. Intoning his mantra of â€˜July, July, July!â€™ the anonymous author â€“ still a serving secondary school teacher â€“ ranges over his teaching career from his student practice to the present day: from colleagues praying for a minor heart attacks so they can get six months paid leave and a foot in the door of early retirement, to the increasing alienation of young people and the alarming rise in mental health issues and self-harming.
Reasoning that itâ€™s either laugh or cry, this teacher does both. Heartfelt and seriously funny, Class War is a diary account written as therapy, and an inside look like no other at the pressure-cooker that is a secondary school.
Hilarious, heart-breaking and impassioned, this is a book about the value and importance of good teachers and good schools in a world where lack of resources and ever increasing demands place intolerable strains on them, Class War is a heartfelt portrait of the profession of teaching and a state education system where no one should be left behind but too many are.
Dimension: 216mm X 138mm