It is a book that should make any school teacher cringe and make anyone who loves reading and reading books look like a fool.
It is a memoir of a struggling school teacher who, as a consequence of his poor performance in his job, is forced to leave his teaching career.
The book is the latest in a series by the author, who has written and edited several bestsellers.
In The Last Days Of English Education, he recounts the harrowing experience of working in a school that had just been restructured from being a school for students who were deemed to be mentally disabled, into a ‘school for everyone’ that had to provide a better standard of teaching.
Mr Bowerman said the book was the result of a long, hard year of trial and error, and that he hoped to take the book across the Atlantic in 2018.’
The book was a challenge for me.
I have had to adapt to working in this environment, as well as trying to cope with the stresses of teaching,’ he said.’
There is so much about the education system that is not working for children, and I wanted to find a way to try to fix it.’
I was trying to find something that would work in a way that would give my students the opportunity to succeed, but not be forced to.’
He said he did not know how many copies would be produced.
The author, a former maths teacher, who teaches English in a boarding school, has worked for over 20 years in teaching, working with some of the best teachers in the world.’
It’s a very challenging and demanding job, and when you do it for so long, you start to wonder how you will ever get another chance,’ he told New York magazine.’
When you have to take risks, there are no guarantees.’
If I’m going to go out and teach, and do something I love, I have to be able to put my heart and soul into it.
I had to take a risk, but that’s the only way I can get another shot.’
Mr Bowersman said he had tried to use his experience to help others, but had been frustrated by the system that he had to live under.’
You can’t make your own luck,’ he explained.’
And I think it’s time we started changing the system.’
This is what we have been talking about.
What do we need to change to ensure that kids have a better future?’