Teachers: High School Classic

"This book has done more for education and understanding of teachers than any other book," exclaims Jean Thomas, curriculum supervisor in the San Francisco public schools. "As a portrait of teen-age society, it is a classic on the order of Salinger's Catcher in the Rye," says Los Angeles Teacher Olga Richards. "I'm not familiar with the book," huffs H. M. Landrum, superintendent of Houston's Spring Branch School District.

Lavish praise from teachers and considerable coolness among administrators is the fate of New York Teacher Bel Kaufman's amusing, poignant and pointed first novel, Up the Down Staircase, which dramatizes the first-year frustrations...

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