Here it is, another anecdote from the good-teacher vs. bad-system movement:
5 students that are completely beyond help, and one teacher who decides to put them first. So much so that she uses their first names and their group nickname in a fictional tale about how people in a downward spiral can turn everything around if they want to. The boys identify with the characters, I'm sure it's partially because their first names are in the book, and they actually read it. The students do so well, are so inspired to learn and straighten their lives out, that they all go on to post-secondary education. The teacher is given promotions and kudos.
The teacher's husband, without her knowing, puts the book up on the Internet and the teacher gets canned. Read more...
This is how we reward the world's best teachers.