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Conduct Unbecoming: A Principal Under Siege Book Review Summary

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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.
The review of this Book prepared by Beulah Jones








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   teacher/professor Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Pictures/Illustrations?    -   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

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