Miss Barrett is naive when she enters Calvin Coolidge High School and a bit overwhelmed. She is there to make a difference and never stops trying. I recognized many of my students in her students, and her characterization of some of the teachers were only slight exaggerations of the teachers who surrounded me each day. I loved the book then...
...and I love the book now. It is truly timeless in a way that will allow today's teachers to relate to Miss Barrett's experiences as completely as I did years ago. This is a well written book that should be read by every teacher, parent, student and former student who wants to better understand the workings of a school. It will make you laugh while tugging at your heartstrings.
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Date of Publication - October 1988