Jane Morris, author
Teacher Misery doesn’t have a filter the way teachers are supposed to. TM brings her sharp wit to bear on the American public school system in this laugh-out-loud collection of true stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators. Teacher Misery will have you giggling and cringing at the same time. From the parent who blames their son’s act of arson on the teacher for causing him low self-esteem, to the student who offers to teach the teacher how to sell drugs as an act of pity, to the administrator whose best advice is to “treat kids like sacks of shit,” to the outrageous names of students such as Clitory, Money and Shithead, nothing is sacred or off-limits. TM’s shrewd and unrelenting assault on the absurdity of the public school system is an honest peek into the occasional nightmare that is part of teaching. You will be thoroughly entertained and extremely grateful that you did not become a teacher. And if you are a teacher, you will feel a great sense of relief that someone finally had the balls to tell the truth!