Books for Teachers

Publisher Crap

A publisher once told me, “Teachers don’t buy books.” I interpreted that to mean teachers are too busy, too intellectually lazy, or too cheap to buy books.

Now that I have written a book for teachers, I interpret the claim differently. Whether teachers buy books or not has little to do with teacher busyness, intellect, or economic priorities. Some teachers are professionally busy, a few are not; some are intellectually vigorous, a few are not; some face financial hardship, a few do not.

Cut the Crap

My new hypothesis is that teachers don’t buy books because books supposedly written for them are an insult to teachers and the art of teaching.
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