No Child Left Alive

No Child Left Alive

by Randy Turner

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Overview

If the shooter doesn't get them, the system will.The teachers at dysfunctional Franklin Heights High School are caught between ambitious administrators obsessed with meetings and standardized tests and a violent, drug-riddled, sex-crazed student body that has the run of the hallways.When the new school district superintendent strikes an unholy deal with a teen gang leader and drug dealer to keep students in line and improve the dropout rate, a reign of terror is unleashed on teachers and students alike.Until one student decides a gun is the answer to his problems.No Child Left Alive is a nightmarish look at 21st Century education in the kind of school that may be in your neighborhood. Grab your copy today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490388038
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/21/2013
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Randy Turner is a veteran English teacher and spent two decades as a reporter/editor for various newspapers, winning more than 100 awards, including 30 for investigative reporting. He writes about educational issues and politics for the Huffington Post and Daily Kos.

No Child Left Alive is his third novel, following Small Town News and Devil's Messenger.

Turner has also written six non-fiction books, including three: 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado, Spirit of Hope: The Year After the Joplin Tornado, and Scars from the Tornado: One Year at Joplin East Middle School, about the May 22, 2011, natural disaster that destroyed one-third of Joplin and killed 161 people.

Turner's other non-fiction books are The Turner Report, Newspaper Days, and Let Teachers Teach.

Turner is the author of the popular Missouri blog, The Turner Report.

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