It takes a village to loot and pillage.
CHAIN GANG ELEMENTARY
“Acerbic Wit”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Required Reading” —PTO Today
“Book of the Month” —Indie Books List
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In a 5-star review, a teacher writes: “I would recommend this book to anyone in the education field, anyone who has ever participated in a PTA or PTO, and anyone who has ever had a child in a school where there was a PTA or PTO.”
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After a murder at Bonaire Elementary, Richard and Anna Lee Gray seek a good school for their son Nick in a safe neighborhood. Their search leads them to Malliford, a “school of excellence.” When redistricting sends scores of minority students to Malliford, iron-willed Principal Estelle Rutherford declares war on kids to raise test scores and save her reputation. Dissident parents revolt, electing Richard to head the Parent-Teacher Organization, and tensions explode. Welcome to Chain Gang Elementary, home to vast right-wing conspiracies, 3rd-grade gangsters, and bake sale embezzlers–where toxic childhood secrets boil over, reformers go stark raving mad, and culture wars escalate into armed conflict.