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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Leonora Rustamova was sacked for writing a story for five disaffected teenagers. Read her own telling of what happened, her thoughts and insights into teaching, teenagers and, of course you can make up your own mind about that story.
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Leonora Rustamova, affectionately known by her students as Ms Rusty, is a former teacher who was sacked for writing a controversial story featuring reluctant readers from her 'unteachable' class. It hit the UK news and tongues were waggling. Was her sacking the right decision? Read this book and decide for yourself. Rustamova's book Stop! Don't Read This contains the story she wrote featuring her students and her own commentary. It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova is a passi Leonora Rustamova, affectionately known by her students as Ms Rusty, is a former teacher who was sacked for writing a controversial story featuring reluctant readers from her 'unteachable' class.
It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova is a passionate teacher and loved her class of so-called unteachables. She writes from the heart about the awkward situation she found herself in by the education authority. If you are thinking of becoming a teacher you should definitely try this. Dec 18, Pace Lockwood-davis rated it really liked it. This woman deserves a medal and not the agony of how she was treated. Well done her for writing this book.
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Leonora Rustamova: I taught my pupils to enjoy books – and got fired
Novel approach: Leonora Rustamova lost her job after her novel detailed teenage fantasies, violence and a criminal drug den. An English teacher was sacked after writing a racy novel for pupils about their sexual fantasies and truancy, an employment tribunal heard yesterday. Leonora Rustamova, known as Miss Rusty, said it was an attempt to inspire the year-old boys as they hated women and were regularly in trouble with police, overtly racist and violent. But her husband then accidentally made the novel, titled Stop! The plot features pupils missing lessons, stealing phones and setting themselves on fire. There are numerous sexual references and hints that the characters take drugs.
Leonora Rustamova fired for writing novel published online with pupils about fantasies
But when their teacher, Leonora Rustamova , began to write her own stories, based on them and a fictional account of their lives, they were gripped. She wrote what quickly became a book in her own time, at weekends and on holidays, and promised to read them a chapter every Friday afternoon if they got through a week without any of them being excluded. The work "Miss Rusty" was doing to engage troubled and school-phobic year-olds first gained her a promotion. Then dismissal. After 11 years as a teacher at Calder high school in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, Rustamova was sacked when the book was made available on the internet, a decision upheld by an industrial tribunal in Leeds that threw out her claim for unfair dismissal by a majority decision of two to one.