Absolutely right, too. I'm amazed you remember that as it was only mentioned briefly in the Library, good for you! It's not Educating Esme, which looks absolutely fabulous, by the way, I may need to have that, too, but if the book is nominated, I'll let everybody know. I always thought Up the Down Staircase was an hilarious take on what teaching was at one time. That author, sadly, just died. Loved that book but was teaching in a similar situation at the time, so it really resonated.
Yes we are planning a teacher read for July 7-31, and since we've all had a teacher at one point or the other in our lives, or our children have had teachers, or we may have been (or may still be) one ourselves, we all have had our lives touched in one way or another by a teacher, and we should have plenty of opinions about this one: good or bad.
I hope the book we've chosen is a good one, and will spark a lot of discussion and maybe some debate. More on that in a couple of weeks.
Thank you for noticing.