Doc: The Story of Dennis Littky and His Fight for a Better School

Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, Author McGraw-Hill/Contemporary $18.55 (403p) ISBN 978-0-8092-4611-3
In 1981, in the ``quiet, back-road town of Winchester,'' N.H., Sheldon Dennis Littky, aka Doc, became the unlikely principal of deeply troubled Thayer High School. But his unorthodox lifestyle and teaching methods provoked a battle that divided the town and split the school board, a story picked up by the national media. A gifted, eccentric educator, Littky had earlier established his reputation for innovation in a Long Island school district. In Winchester, however, he was known as the reclusive ``mountain man,'' an enigma to the townspeople. Journalist Kammeraad-Campbell details the battle that ended in vindication for Littky and his plan for Thayer High, providing a model with application for other school systems. Photos. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
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