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A Bad Miss,
This review is from: To Miss with Love (Paperback)
This is by no means the first book on the experiences of teaching in tough schools. Most teachers presumably get on with their job and do what they can. 'Miss', in this case, however, appears to have used her time at the school as material for her blog, her speech to the Conservative party conference and her book. The negative publicity she generated might have helped her make a name for herself and make some money, but it didn't help the children or the school she left behind. I would object less to the usage or exploitation of her school classes if she had written something insightful or stimulating. The book is poorly written, however. Banal, self-righteous, ill-thought out. It has very little literary, sociological, psychological or even entertainment value.
Now, there are no shortage of book publicists, educationalists and politically-minded people who have an interest in telling readers this is somehow an important book. It isn't, but, as a teacher of mine used to say, ' if you don't believe me, find out for yourself.' Then, you might wonder whether this book was just a stepping stone for what seems a rather unpleasantly ambitious person.