Violence-ridden Church Junior High School is the setting for a raw look into the world of “education;” a world filled with hatred and deception, boredom and indoctrination – financially supported by government decree!
The central character is Anne Hart, an idealist, who tries to teach by igniting the fire within of knowledge. Unlike teachers who indoctrinate, Anne attempts to teach her students to think. Her commitment to reason, however, places her in direct conflict with the system and those who control it.
Representing the system is the principal, Loretta Daniels, who doesn’t agree with Anne. She believes that children must “satisfy their needs, their instincts and impulses by action.”
What results is a fast-paced look at “education,” with Loretta and Anne fighting for the survival of their diametrically opposed philosophies. Caught up in the battles are the other teachers, and the real victims – the students! isbn 9780939 360123 (eBook)isbn 9780939 360048 (perfect bound edition)