I'm a Sub, Bub!

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Tate Publishing, Nov 1, 2011 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Steve Farland needs help paying the bills. He works from home, and work isn't always as steady as he would like it to be. So Steve decides to become a substitute teacher. He only has to work the days he wants, he can help children at the local public schools, and 'Mr. Farland' has an awfully nice ring to it. But after spending some time in the classroom, Mr. Farland realizes that subbing isn't exactly an easy way to earn extra cash.I'm a Sub, Bub! follows Mr. Farland as he spends a year as a substitute in the public school system. He slowly realizes that these schools aren't the same as the schools of the 'good ol' days' in which Steve was educated. The kids are selfish and unmotivated, and the administrators are too busy preserving political correctness and avoiding lawsuits to worry about how much their students learn. Mr. Farland makes the best of a year that includes a fire in a chemistry lab, a day of school being canceled because of a broken air conditioner, and even a wild episode on a school roof that draws attention from the fire department, the police, and the school's marching band.When a prominent football coach is fired for holding a team prayer before a big game, Mr. Farland reaches his limit and comes face-to-face with the school board and the district's most powerful administrators. A humorous, insightful take on the state of our nation's public schools today, I'm a Sub, Bub! is sure to entertain teachers, parents, and anyone who worries about what our children are learning, or not learning, when they go to school.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Sub Warfare
11
Warming to the Task
21
Fahrenheit 079
29
Oh My Darling Oh My Darlene
41
Oak Hills High
51
The Birds and the Booze
59
Arsenic and Old Lead
63
History minus Religion
123
History Forgotten
135
Dashed Plans
141
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
147
Bored of Education
153
Loves Labours Loused
165
Tossed Salad
171
Crime and Punishment
179

The Flying Stallions
71
Impractical Jokes
77
Bad Chemistry
81
Tube Be or Not Tube Be
85
Pumpkins and Witches
91
The Iowa Report
97
The Call of the Wild
107
After Further Review  
193
Welcomed Back
199
Up on the Housetop No No No
203
Shout It from the Rooftop
215
New Plans
225
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