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Miles Foster is a newly minted teacher who dreams of getting a
teaching job in the highly respected and financially stable Portland,
Oregon school system where everything is available, and where he
and his wife call home. But the only opening for his talents is in a
remote lumber mill town in central Oregon, two hundred miles away.
It is a poor school with forty students, and is controlled by a jealous
superintendent and school board who tolerate no thinking outside the
box and who conspire to destroy his teaching career.
Miles must find a way to educate students who have been passed
along regardless of what they learned, and defeat the damaging
control of the school board and superintendent without losing his
marriage or his job, or both.