|Plot Summary of Conduct Unbecoming: A Principal Under Siege|
|" This book describes the events surrounding the dismisal of Beulah Jones, the only principal to be fired three times in the history of the Chicago Public School System.
It portrays teachers as incompetent, inept and oft-times dishonest individuals who view any criticism of their performance as harrassment; it describes the insecurities of some school officials who were unable to cope with the challenges of "the system"; and it exemplifies how a few uninformed parents and community residents can illegally disrupt the educational process for hundreds of children.
The book renders and eye-opening account of the deeper turmoil, confusion and division existing in the arena of public education.
Beulah Jones, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Conduct Unbecoming: A Principal Under Siege|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A few 1-5 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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