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I normally run an indie author profile on the first Monday of the month but this month being NaNoWriMo and last month being the month to run around prepping for a month of concentrated writing, I don’t have one for you.  However, I do have some words on a new title published independently by Luther Siler, who I featured here. You may remember that aside from writing science fiction, Luther is a school teacher.  His latest book, released last week, deals not with fiction but with education.

In a recent interview, with writer James Wylder, Luther described his new book, Searching for Malumba: Why Teaching is Terrible…and Why We Do It Anyway: 

“I just basically want people more aware of the bullshit we have to put up with, and to be aware of the way education law over the last fifteen years (and, to be clear, this is ABSOLUTELY a bipartisan issue– I voted for Obama twice, but he is NOT on our side on this) has taken what was already a historically difficult profession and made it virtually impossible.  Standardized testing has polluted every aspect of the teaching profession and, worse, the teacher-student relationship, and it’s not going to get better until parents start picking up pitchforks and waving them at government officials.”

You can check the book out on Amazon or your favorite bookseller. It’s an important topic. We really need to educate ourselves on the state of education in America.

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