Stop Don’t Read This has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Book Wasp said: I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade. This s. Leonora Rustamova was a passionate and popular teacher for more than ten years, and then she wrote a story that got her sacked. Leonora Rustamova wrote a book for six teenagers. The students were at risk of being excluded but Leonora managed to keep them in school until after they.

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It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova lonora 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. Rustamova’s husband, Denis, had used a publishing website to have the book electronically formatted and for several months Stop! A lot of people don’t like that. Alexandra rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Nov 30, Gretel rated it liked it Shelves: Was her sacking the right decision?

Get involved with the news in your community. All except one of them went to college or got an apprenticeship.

Rustamova, a mother-of-one, still has to go before the General Teaching Council, a prospect she finds frightening. AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, This boko deserves a medal and not the agony of how she was treated. Now that her action against unfair dismissal has also failed, Rustamova has to decide whether or not to appeal. Of the denunciation that eventually brought her down, Rustamova said she had no idea who was responsible. Former teacher Leonora Rustamova was sacked from her job at Calder High School, in Mytholmroyd, because she wrote a short novel called Stop!


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Laura Roberts rated it it was amazing Aug 24, In all the time I had been at the school no teacher had been suspended. Books by Leonora Rustamova.

These were the kind of kids who really are cynical about education because they have never been engaged by it,” said Rustamova. Eustamova to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 06, Book Wasp rated it it was amazing. But when their teacher, Leonora Rustamovabegan to write her own stories, based on them and a fictional account of their lives, they were gripped.

As a leaving present for her pupils, and with the approval of bokk headteacher, Rustamova, 40, had several copies of the book, Stop! The families of the five boys, who had since left the school, all backed her.

Steven C Townley rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Cherise Stone rated it liked it Mar 19, They come to book signings and talk about their experiences. When it became clear what she had been trying to do, the community was split by what happened to “Miss Rusty”.

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. Opinion Readers’ letters Columnists Editor’s Comment. No trivia or quizzes yet. rutamova

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Heidi rated it really liked it Nov 22, Well done her for writing this book. I’m going to request it to be put in my school’s library right away.


A hard lesson for Leonara. Comments are closed on this article. I thought it would be a lovely gesture to have it printed for when they left school. The school’s headteacher, Stephen Ball, who had at first described the project as a “triumph”, wrote her a note after reading the first four chapters that stated: But what was validating was the support of the kids; that was amazing.

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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.

Leonora Rustamova was sacked for writing a story for five disaffected teenagers. Pupils at Calder high organised a protest and a campaign against the decision to sack her, her “commie boys” defended her on radio and in the local newspaper, while other teachers also came blok her defence. I miss it terribly.

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This should be required reading, put it on the curriculum. Paperbackpages. They suggested I write a story about them. Show 25 25 lenora All.

If you are thinking of becoming a teacher you should definitely try this. A bit of genuine intervention can make a dramatic difference.