Are public sector workers, including teachers, overpaid? Do they have “cushy” jobs? Unfair and outlandish benefits?
No Teacher Left Standing is a novel energized by educational and public service debates. While the characters are entirely fictional, the events are authentic, based on true stories compiled over twenty-five years. No Teacher Left Standing reflects reality and delivers increasing suspense in an unusual setting, an elementary school. Think you know about teaching? Think again.
Sarah Morgan hates conflict. She never understood her parents constant sniping at each other, and she always felt that she had to protect her little sister. Avoiding fights has served her well over the years, especially as a first grade teacher. However, now she must defend herself against a duplicitous principal, a Machiavellian superintendent, and a libelous, vitriolic attack from a mean-spirited parent. To further complicate matters, after two miscarriages, Sarah is pregnant again and her husband is working out of town.
Sarah represents the best in all of us. She is a strong woman who shows grace, courage, humor, and understanding as a first grade teacher under duress. Confronted with educational policy dictated by ivy-tower administrators and often clueless politicians, some of her colleagues buckle under the psychological strain; however, Sarah never gives up.