Proof from author M. Louisa Locke that America has abused its teachers for more than a century. Click and read her entire post. After reading Locke’s post, President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” and Obama’s “Race to the Top” makes sense—just more abuse of teachers. America has always had someone to kick around and blame for cultural flaws and problems, and in the early 21st century, teachers have been the target more than ever.
From the start, my plan for the series of mysteries set in Victorian San Francisco has been that each book should feature a different occupation held by women of that period. In Maids of Misfortune, my protagonist, Annie Fuller, goes undercover as a domestic servant, in Uneasy Spirits, she investigates a fraudulent trance medium, and in my short story, The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage, the elderly seamstresses who live in Annie Fuller’s boarding house are on center stage. In Dandy Detects, it is another boarder, Barbara Hewett, who is the main protagonist.
And it was while I was developing her background story, including her work as a teacher at the city’s Girls’ High, that I decided that my next full-length book after Uneasy Spirits would be about the teaching profession. In less than two weeks, that book, Bloody Lessons, will be published, and for those who…
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