Review of “Crazy is Normal, a classroom expose” posted on Unshelfish (a book Blog) during the six week long book tour of this former teacher’s memoir.
“Well written, informative, a brutally honest autopsy of one steadfast teacher’s year on the front line of the on going war on education. Reinforcing the obvious – it takes a special person to venture the field of educator, I would fail, thank you those willing and able.”
Publisher: Three Clover Press (June 14, 2014)
Category: Biographies and Memoirs, Educators
Available in: Print & ebook, 386 Pages
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Lloyd Lofthouse kept a daily journal for one-full school year and that journal became the primary source of this teacher’s memoir.
Lofthouse takes the reader to the innards of an inner city high school located in Nogales, CA. Rough neighborhood complete with gang bangers and drive by shootings, poverty all concerning.
I admired Lofthouse’s candor and determination. Unflappable, demanding, not to mention possessing the patience of a saint, he should be commended for his efforts and for coping with the numerous taxing challenges. No holds bared this teacher tells it like it is.
I’m familiar with the issues faced by teachers – student behavior, parental backlash or noninvolvement, supportive or unsupportive colleagues and the biggie….never ending administrative red tape. With ALL this it’s a wonder…
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