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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Maddie rated it liked it May 19, Liviy rated it it was amazing May 06, She writes from the heart about the awkward situation she found herself in by the education authority. To ask other readers questions about Stop Don’t Read Thisplease sign up. Ben rated it it was amazing Jan 03, The work “Miss Rusty” was doing to engage troubled and school-phobic year-olds first gained her a promotion.

Sarah rated it it was amazing Sep 07, leoora And I am proud of them. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want boook Read saving…. Cherise Stone rated it liked it Mar 19, 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.

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Stop Don’t Read This by Leonora Rustamova

They had had horrific life experiences leonoa I was known as the kindly teacher. Don’t Read This was freely available as a download. I’m not one to get bitter and I do want to move forward.

Former teacher Leonora Rustamova with her short novel Stop! They suggested I write a story about them. When it became clear what she had been trying to do, the community was split by what happened to “Miss Rusty”. But all I see is five fantastic young people who learned from their experiences, who have given their consent to that book being keonora published and who are proud of what they achieved.

They threw ruztamova about.

I was reminded of the movie Stand And Deliver, a dramatisation of the true story of how dedicated high school maths teacher Jaime Escalante challanged serial student failures at a Los Angeles school to learn mathematical calculus to college level. Don’t Read This contains the story she wrote featuring her students and her own commentary. I still feel as though I am in some leonoea of dual reality,” she told the Observer.

They were challenging me.

Leonora Rustamova

Loading comments… Trouble loading? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Now that her action against unfair dismissal has also failed, Rustamova has to decide whether or not to appeal. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Candace rated it really liked it Feb 25, rustmova I thought it would be a lovely gesture to have it printed for when they left school. I was just dazed,” she said. I miss it terribly. I regret the mistake that allowed the book to end up on the website briefly. They come to book signings and talk about their experiences.

It reminded me of all those Boot Camp TV programmes in which troubled teenagers are given respect by adults who have been through the mill and, in turn, learn to be discipined, self-respecting and considerate to others.

AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, Rustamova, a mother-of-one, still has to go before the General Teaching Council, a prospect she finds frightening. Refresh and try again. In all the time I had been at the leoora no teacher had been suspended. No trivia or quizzes yet.

A lot of people don’t like that. Well done her for writing this book.