Chain Gang Elementary
Feb 25, 2012
After a murder at Bonaire Elementary, Richard and Anna Lee Gray seek a good school for their son Nick in a safe neighborhood. Their search leads them to Malliford, a ”school of excellence.” When redistricting sends scores of minority students to Malliford, iron-willed Principal Estelle Rutherford declares war on kids to raise test scores and save her reputation. Dissident parents revolt, electing Richard to head the Parent-Teacher Organization, and tensions explode. Welcome to Chain Gang Elementary, home to vast right-wing conspiracies, 3rd-grade gangsters, and bake sale embezzlers–where toxic childhood secrets boil over, reformers go stark raving mad, and culture wars escalate into armed conflict.
Within all these day to day issues, a dark and nasty secret starts to come to the surface. The book takes an ugly turn as hidden agendas....and hidden crimes come to light. Let's just say that adults who perhaps should not be around children...in any way... have their predilections threatened to be discovered and will do anything to keep them hidden.
Read the first 3 chapters Here.
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