Strictly for the Birds: An Allegory of Political Folly

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Lulu.com, 2004 - Political Science - 128 pages
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What's the best way to fix a broken school system? Do we pump more money into it or pass more laws... or do we burn down the broken system and start over? Strictly for the Birds tackles these serious questions in the tradition of Orwell's Animal Farm, turning students, parents, teachers and politicians into birds whose all-too-human shortcomings let us laugh at a tragedy in the making.At Osprey-Bufflehead Middle School, teachers and administrators are tearing their feathers out over the latest governmental folly, the No Bird Left Out Act. "NoBLO" could make their school a no-show as far as salary increases and badly needed repairs. When an alien kiwi upsets the balance of skilled versus non-skilled students, the adults throw up their wings in despair... but in a dramatic and surprising turn of events, little Hannah Kiwi may have just the right talents to save the day.
  

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About the author (2004)

Beth Yockey is a successful businesswoman, visual artist, television producer, and writer. She has collaborated with her father, Ross Yockey, as a researcher and editorial assistant for a number of books.

Ross Yockey is the author of the highly acclaimed "McColl: The Man with America's Money," biographies of Andre Previn and Zubin Mehta, and, with Joe Martin, the inspirational "On Any Given Day." For children he has written "Miracle in Jerusalem" and three "New Kids on the Block" novels. As an investigative television journalist and producer he won numerous awards, including the Emmy for a documentary on teaching the mentally handicapped in New York. He has taught writing at every level from fourth grade through graduate school.

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