The Scandal by John Grisham
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Appalled by Judge Yeck threatening to have a dog destroyed for barking.
This book revolves around standardized testing and how a group of teachers from a poorly performing school got together and changed test scores. Theo becomes involved when his friend April sends a letter to the school board anonymously after her babysitter tells her about the "conspiracy". April is already upset because she really wanted to get in the honors classes so she could take Art and she missed getting in by 1 point. If the teachers at the poorly performing school hadn't cheated she may very well have gotten in, so she feels justified in ratting the teachers out initially, but after criminal charges are brought against the teachers she feels bad about sending the letter.
Theo's Mother winds up representing the teachers
And Theo winds up representing an otter in Animal Court.
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