Literary Nonfiction. Education Studies. Memoir. Why would a high school teacher who loves teaching leave school—after half a career in the classroom? TEACHER AT POINT BLANK answers this question at a time when concerns about school performance, safety, and teacher attrition are at an all-time and often anxious high. Meditating on subtle and overt forms of violence in secondary public education fro...
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Aunt Lute Books (October 26, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3235832
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What struck me most about this work was not its revelations, albeit enlightening, about the teaching profession, but rather the poignancy with which it delves into the life of one woman--a poet, writer, teacher, with all the wisdom, confusion, sexual...
se and "pink collar" point of view, Jo Scott-Coe defies clichés and cultural fantasies about teachers. She examines her own workplace as a microcosm of the national compulsory K—12 system, where teachers—now nearly 80 percent women—find themselves idealized and disparaged, expected to embody the dedication of parents, the coldness of data managers, and the obedience of Stepford spouses. In this groundbreaking memoir in essays, Scott-Coe recounts her own journey to recover a sane and independent voice. TEACHER AT POINT BLANK fuses her perspectives as teacher and former student, adult and child, educator and writer.