I very much enjoyed the stories of classroom misbehaviour in Frank Chalk's first book, It's Your Time You're Wasting. Education: My Part in its Downfall moves the focus from the children to those who run state education - the managers, head teachers and their teams, advisors, and trainers. Frank Chalk illustrates how the crackpot theorists and weak managers engage in a dance of death with disaffected children and their ignorant parents, leading to a downward spiral in standards and performance.
The style remains amusing, in spite of the seriousness of many of the topics, and so it's a rattling good read a well as being informative and bang up to date.
I'm giving it 4 stars rather than 5 for two reasons. First, it could do with independent proofreading. The sprinkling of typos irritates, and errors such as using disinterested to mean uninterested make me wince slightly. Second, in his chapter on Faith Schools, the author allows himself a little anti-religious rant, which is off-topic, and, more importantly, lacks comedy value. A good editor would have seen to both faults, but I guess that's self-publishing for you.