Never Trust a Teacher—Fight to Make Things Right

Let One Family’s Journey Through Public School Show You How

by Susan Fay Ryan - Doctor of Education



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781524698829
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781524698805
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781524698812

About the Book

This book is dedicated to good teachers everywhere. Human nature dictates that from time to time, even the best of teachers may make mistakes. When they are made aware of such aberrations, good teachers will recognize and repair them.  They will, at a moment’s notice, set things right with their students.

      Bad teachers will refuse to acknowledge blunders and will engage in cover ups. Parents and caregivers need to be mindful that they may run into bad teachers anywhere, in any time period, who may be guilty of the same sins.

      Of necessity then, in defense of their children, parents and caregivers must be the watch dogs, the whistle blowers, and the prime movers for bringing about meaningful change.

      In her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua has set forth seven driving principals by which she governed her children. Her fifth rule is

“...  (5) if your child ever disagrees with a teacher or coach, you must always take the side of the teacher or coach; ..."

[Chua A. (2011). New York, NY: PENGUIN BOOKS, P. 5.]

My advice states the contrary, and I offer convincing, concrete examples as to why you should

                                                        Never Trust a Teacher!


                                              Remember to FLIP the  book over to find

                                         Twenty--Two Timeless Tips to Trump the System.

Before being critical of teachers, parents must prepare their children to be ideal students when they arrive at school.  In this supplement to the larger book, I offer fundamental guidelines for parents and caregivers as they begin their childrearing years and gradually ease their children into the world of public school, always remembering that Literacy and Love Go Hand in Hand.

About the Author

Dr. Ryan speaks as a parent of five children who attended public school and a teacher with thirty-six years of experience in the classroom.  Even though she believes that the good teachers do undoubtedly outnumber the bad, she concentrates in this book on warning caregivers about teachers of low caliber with little conscience who wield power and influence over their children.