Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Attractive Woman With Good Conversation and a Bucket of Chicken

Nothing turns me on more than a sexy woman who can hold good conversation. Its rare to find a less-attractive woman who can hold good conversation, let alone a very attractive woman who can intrigue me through discussion. I am more than a good looking, poker playing writer who talks a good game on my blog and facebook.

She's sexy
I like her --hair, breasts, and derriere
Her face glows
Her beautiful beyond physical

She's sexy
Her words are sexy
Her voice is intoxicating
Her conversation is breathtaking
Talk to me baby
I can't get enough of her
I need her--
In my presence

I gotta have her
Because any woman can brag on her good sex
But not everyone can hold good conversation
She's the one who gives me a sensation and
York peppermint patties have nothing on her
Pillow talk, her everyday talk, real talk
Words are liberating
Her tone is sexy
Yes she's--
The attractive woman who I will share
Good conversation and a bucket of chicken

© Copyright 2009
Glenn Gamble
All Rights reserved

Monday, November 16, 2009

Book Reviewers are Overrated

Am I crazy because I am not crazy about book reviewers who haven’t bought my book? Many of these book reviewers are nothing more than a bunch of egotistical, opportunistic leeches who look for any opportunity to get a freebie out of hard working authors and publishers who actually put the hard money behind the printing and promotion of our books. **By the way, if you have already bought and read A Thousand Chances please go to my official A Thousand Chances review page to submit a review of my book. I am sick of authors and book blog writers advising new authors to send out hundreds of free copies of their books to reviewers who might or might not write a review on your book –let alone write a favorable review. Following that advice is expensive considering that book retailers want a 40% discount on your book with returns (if your book is $10 the book store gets $4 and you get $6; which is grossly unfair when your cost of printing is anywhere from $2 - $4 per book), and the distributors that we are working so hard to establish a relationship with want a 55% discount on your book with returns. It’s even more expensive when you realize that most people don’t read the book review section of the newspaper, magazine or blog which means those reviewers’ reviews –FAVORABLE or UNFAVORABLE— don’t lead to book sales. People influence book sales, not reviewers. In other words, authors and publishers QUIT GIVING YOUR SHIT AWAY FOR FREE!

You don’t fucking need good reviews, YOU NEED SALES. A sale is a fucking sale whether it occurs in a bookstore, at a bus stop, or in a chicken shack. Any book that encourages you to send out your books for review need to be burned in the story Fahrenheit 451 because it’s a waste of money and it doesn’t produce sales. I like reviewers because these are real people who have no other motive than to give their honest opinion of your book after taking the time to read your book. I don’t like top reviewers because they are very much like the book review leeches lurking in online book clubs, blogs, and print media and their giving you a favorable review depends on how much you kiss their asses and stroke there egos, FUCK ‘EM. They all want fucking freebies. You want to review my book, BUY IT!

Furthermore, many of these reviewer go beyond reviewing the quality of the story and start getting nitpicky. For instance, in the story Ex-Boyfriend written by Teresa D. Patterson and myself –although you’ll see only her name, that’s a long story and yes we fell out and I ended up walking away from the project after completion- the urban lit book reviewer says that our book IS A PAGE TURNER. Here’s the exact quote:

Despite it being a page-turner, I would have liked to see more development and suspense with the story and its characters. I also felt as though there could have been more action within the story.

Reviewed by Leona
Urban Fire Books

If there no suspense within the story and could have used more action, then I’m wondering what made our book such a fucking page turner!

And here’s another review:

Even though the book moved at a fast pace, I felt there wasn't enough character development. There wasn't any major drama happening in the book. The main character mostly went to work or back home and Terrance watched her from afar or blew her phone up. The book lacked any real excitement and twists. I thought the book was just okay.

Reviewed by nicole098
Street Lit Clique

The book lacked any real excitement and twists and there wasn’t any major drama happening in the book, yet you still felt that the book moved at a fast pace. How the fuck is that a possibility? Either the book is a good book or it sucks, plain and simple! These overly nitpicky reviews sound more like jealousy of the simple fact that they wish they could be authors too, but lack the imagination, discipline, and grasp of the English language to actually write a readable book. As bad of a beating Urban Lit authors take, even their books have a good enough sentence structure to be readable—but I digress. Of course, my coauthor (again long story) appeared to be so anxious to get this book in the hands of reviewers –FREE OF CHARGE to the reviewers and AT A LOSS to her- and this is the thanks she gets! Fuck these reviewers; I’d rather be what’s hot in the streets. Now if the streets are telling me the shit is garbage, then that’s another story, but I am not going to buy into anything a book club or a reviewer with an audience of 10 people has to say about our book. The only thing these people usually do is get a free book out of an author desperate for a review and pass it on to the rest of the free book wenches in their book club or clique who don’t have $20 to spend on your book anyway because they’re buying weed with their SSI disability checks!

This is why it is so important to get your book into the hands of people, because people sell books, not reviewers and not internet drones who think they’re book reviewers when they’re really welfare recipients who started a ning page and think all urban literature has to have some form of violence, drug dealing and ho’ing in it for it to be a real book because they don’t know life outside their project windows. They don’t speak for the majority of people out here who appreciate a good story regardless of genre. These reviewer don’t even speak for the majority of people who live in the hood, because the majority of people in the hood are out in society going to work, going to different social functions, and they actually do get out beyond their 3-4 block radius. Real people will put out the word for you if your book is good. “Yeah, Glenn Gamble’s book is the bomb! He’s a self-published author, so I think you should support him and buy his book on Amazon.” However, in order to get real people to put in a good word for you, you must go where people are and sell them your book. Get your book into those people’s hands so they can read how good your shit is and recommend it to other people through word of mouth. There’s no use in getting your book in the book section at the Chicago Reader or Time Out Chicago or any other publication when 1) your book is one of several books in that same section that have been reviewed; and 2) only 30 people read the section and since they have so many choices in each section, one review isn’t going to get people to buy your book over the other 5 books regardless of how they we’re reviewed. Save a couple grand and a tree or two and forgo sending out books for reviews. The only people who will make money in the deal are your printer and FedEX –and the book reviewer will get another free book to add to his or her pile of free books being received week after week. These fuckers are never in a bookstore and haven’t bought a book in years, yet they’re egotistical enough to believe they’re the authority on what does or doesn’t make good literature. They’re not the authority, YOU THE PUBLIC is the real authority!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Black Women are Black Women's Worst Enemy

I am so glad that Rihanna has decided to come out to speak out about her ordeal with Chris Brown. However, many people are calling her an opportunist, a bitch, a slut, and a liar for doing so. The majority of these people are black women. Its terrible that when a woman speaks out and shares her story that she's ridiculed by indignant idiots who says that she needs to shut her mouth and move on with her life. No wonder so many women are reluctant to report instances of domestic abuse. In fact, Rihanna herself was reluctant to talk about her experiences!

If a woman who is loved by millions of fans receives this kind of backlash for being a victim, just imagine what the average woman goes through for telling the people closest to her that she's been beat by her boyfriend or that she's been raped. No wonder over 60% of domestic abuse goes unreported. No wonder there are so many instances of rape and child molestation that goes unreported. Black women simply can not talk about their experiences without being criticized, maligned and ostracized.

Here's what one woman had to say:

If it REALLY happened to me, I'd like to keep it private... This whole thing is a joke.. not saying it didn't happen, nut if you'e going to come "out" with the "truth" tell the whole story!!!

Why would it ever be a good idea to keep it private? After a few of us responded, here's what else she had to say:

LoL... Okay Yall... So just run around... hey he beat me he beat me... LoL... Okay... What does that help?@?@?@?

Yes she has more:

YES! I saw the picture and so did the rest of the world. I analyzed the picture OVER AND OVER. He busted her lip... The rest of her face is from crying her eyes out. She has eye make-up on... It doesnt look to me that he hit her in her eye. The other marks are from scuffling. IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE HE "Beat" HER ASS. He was wrong and he was punished. People kill people and NOTHING happens. Let God decide the rest of his fate.

It does not look like he beat her ass? What kind of crack is she smoking because that some shit that was too good for Rick James and Richard Pryor to fuck with.

Wait, there's more!

So now she is no longer embarrassed... and the fact her album is coming out in a week has nothing to do with it... and that they are debuting her video on 20/20 friday has nothing to do with her "coming out" LoL.. ok.

And if it didn't get any more ridiculous:

He was wrong for hitting her. I agree with that fully. I'm just not about to go off a one sided story that sounds less credible the more this young lady speaks. What she says makes no sense. I feel for her and the altercation...

What I am saying, is that if she wanted to be an advocate for domestic violence she needs to say that... and stop playing with people's minds.

What gives this woman the right to determine whether or not this woman can be an advocate for domestic violence? Crack kills!

CHRIS NEVER EVER said his side of the story... EVER!!!

He said he'd talk later from her accounts of the story... then she said she egged him on... and on... and on... he wanted to drop it... and she didn't. I don't think he just hit her because she didn't want to stop talking.... THERE IS WAY more to this story...

As Charles Barkley would say, "that's just stupid! Trbl, trbl, trbl."

And here's another woman on crack who cosigned with her fellow crackhead. Tyrone Biggums would be proud!

And I don't really like your music just stop playing the role you shouldnot have been with the young man in the frist place get a really man and let the kids be kids.... you have mess that young man head up.....Rihanna....

She also had more.

itz alwayz 2 sides of the fence...if u ask me...both of em fulla shit...kno one knows xactly what happened...the shit is old as hell...ppl gon go through shit evrday...they only made a big deal cuz there celebrities...they r still going 2 b famous n still make money

I am so glad that she doesn't have to depend on these heartless gorillas for 100% of her income, and thank God that she can afford to isolate herself from these women. These women have serious emotional problems stemming from unreported and reported domestic abuse, rape, molestation, and child abuse. These women are so damn angry because Rihanna speaking out also reminds them of their past, unhealed wounds that they've never dealt with. Regardless of reason, it is plain irrehensible for these women to have maligned this young woman for having the courage to share her story with the public. Her album coming out this week, who gives a fuck? She's going to have to answer questions surrounding this incident as long as she does publicity for the album, so it was best for her to do a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer to address these issues. Of course the media is insatiable and she's continuing to speak out, which I'm not mad at, but these ghetto gorillas are when they could direct that energy towards supporting Rihanna.

However, Rihanna did two things wrong in their eyes: 1) she spoke out publically about her ordeal; 2) in doing so she threw the light skinned dude under the bus which is still a no-no in the ghetto gorilla community. Light skinned dudes can do no wrong in the eyes of ghetto ass black women who desire to have babies with these guys to have a chance of having their own light skinned baby with "good hair." How dare she speak ill of the light skinned god Chris Brown? Yes, in y2k9 you still have black people who are fixated on segregation by skin complexion. Combine this with preexisting issues stemming from abuse, rape, molestation, and God knows what else and you got a bunch of mad gorillas after this woman.

Unfortunately, Rihanna isn't alone in suffering backlash and ridicule in the black community. Whenever a black woman cries out about being a victim she's told to "shut the fuck up and move on" and "you must have been doing something wrong to get your ass beat/raped/abused/molested and that's what the fuck you get." These women's mothers, sisters, and girlfriends are the ones telling these women this kind of heartless, mind-numbing bullshit. No wonder over 60% of all domestic abuse goes unreported. No wonder so many instances of rape and child molestation goes unreported. When the women step forward, they're getting criticized and ostracized by the heartless people in their lives who supposedly love them. If you want to get a better understanding of what I'm talking about, go see the movie Precious. Once you see how Precious mother blames her molested daughter for "stealing her husband" you'll understand the sickness that I'm speaking on.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Writer's Block

I'm stumped
Mind's blank as the paper that I stare at
The sheet's peeking at me
We watch each other
Me and the paper
Paper and me
The perfect combination
With blankness in common
Blank expression
Blank appearance
And nothing comes to mind
A brain fog
And its not even cloud number 9

I'm in a rut
I'm stuck
I'm fucked
And I can't even nut
Then it came to me
It came to me naturally
Like sex that's uninhibited
Pussy that's distributed
And I walked away
Closed my notebook
Put away my pen
And didn't come back for days
Days turned to weeks
And then it hit me

© Copyright 2009
Glenn Gamble
All Rights reserved

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She Gone! (I've Moved On)

There was a young lady that I was pretty smitten by recently and I thought for sure that she would become my wife sometime next year or no later than 2011, but a miscommunication led to some doubts which lead to disappointments on both ends which led us to not even speaking to each other anymore. I tried to give her a chance, Lord knows I did, but in the end she pushed me away. I could step up the effort to try to make it work, but the reality is that there's nothing there. There never was anything there substantial, and I knew that I should have kept walking when I walked away that night, but I looked back and you know what happens when you look back: you turn into a pillar of salt.

I think she's a great lady, but she's guarded, pessimistic, cynical and can't allow herself to let go and give herself to me; and I can't be in no relationship where I don't feel that I'm #1 in her life --not when I'm looking for marriage and a family. Heck, I'm not getting any younger and I truly cannot stand when women feel like they can waste time and bullshit time as if we're going to be on this earth forever. "Oh he can wait. He can wait for pussy. He can wait til I forgive him. He can wait until I've finally gotten over the baggage from my previous relationships. He can wait because although I know I love him and I know that I've walked him down the aisle 100s of times since our first date, he hasn't said the magic words. He's arrogant, he's egotistical, he says inappropriate things, and he hasn't said the right things." No, I can't fucking wait! I am who I am, albeit I have my own issues with cynicism, but I can't stand a woman who has lost her optimism.

However, that's what happens when you start dating for marriage. When I was pulling my dick out on women and wiggling it to them and saying "why wait, let's penetrate" I got a lot farther with women, but when we start having these serious conversations ranging from where we're going to live to sending our future babies to private school, all of a sudden I face more difficulties. I've come to the conclusion that these women have dealt with so many bums all their lives that they've become accustomed to settling for shit when they could have sugar instead. "We should send the babies to private school," I say. "For what? That's a waste of money she says. And I love the ghetto and don't want to move out because without me they have no one." See what I'm saying, these women don't fucking want shit for themselves but a shitty lifestyle. They can only see the present and can't and won't plan for tomorrow and these are so-called educated women that I've been dating.

No, they're too worried about how many women respond to my facebook status messages and how I respond to the ridiculous question "Glenn, have you ever cheated on anyone before?" Who the fuck cares? I've said this before, I've said it to her, and I'll say it again. Courtship does not fucking count for shit unless you two are engaged or married. If your man has not invested money in a ring and fellas, if you have not bought the woman a ring, you are not obligated to that woman and she's not obligated to you. Before engagement all you are doing is playing house, cuddling, sucking and fucking.

Despite how good it is to you and how you feel, it means shit unless the man has asked "will you marry me" and she responds "I do." Before that happens, you are single and he is single. I can not get mad over the woman going out to events without me or dating other people if we're not engaged. In fact, none of that shit's my business, just like any women I'm talking to when I first meet a woman is none of her fucking business unless I'm on one knee asking for your hand in marriage. Yes, it sounds harsh and cold, but we affix too many feelings and place too much importance on shit that doesn't even matter. "We've had 15 phone conversations and went out on several dates, he's my play husband and the same rules that apply to a real marriage apply now." FUCK YOU! That's what the courts are going to say if you try to divide any kind of monies or assets with me because "we aren't married and we are not legally obligated to each other."

So how do you know when the other person's right for you? Well, after you've asked the hard questions about lifestyle, managing money, careers, and child-rearing you still have a warm and fuzzy feeling about her and you feel that she's the one AFTER she's answered your questions to your liking about real shit, and you love her on top of that, then its time to get married. Black women are not ready for marriage, they're only ready for boos and bullshit while basing their relationships on monuments of nothingness.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Glenn Gamble, if you’re a poker author, why don’t you talk about poker?

You're probably wondering why I haven't discussed any of my current poker play on this blog when my book is about the marriage of love and poker. Given that I used to play poker for a living should be the backdrop for me to constantly talk about bad beats, flush draws, and my opponents' bad calls, but that's no longer my lifestyle. Sure I still play poker, but I don't play very much and since I've got so much invested in my publishing company I simply don't have the time or the bankroll to play poker for a living. With that being said, I'm probably a better poker player now than I was anytime between 2004 - 2007, when I was making most of my money from poker and in a couple of those years I was making all of my money from poker; however I'm not as alert now as I was back then so I choose not to play much these days.

Being a better poker player and not possessing the alertness and concentration needed to grind out pots everyday is like being a race car driver who’s only focused on the racetrack 85% of the time. Most times he'll be an effective driver and a formidable foe in the field, but all it takes is one time out of that 15% for him to lose concentration and run straight into a wall. The same goes for poker. Yes, I can make the correct play, or plays 85% of the time, but it only takes 1 time out of that 15% of not being focused to make a mistake and lose all my money on a play I would never make if I weren't working 10 - 12 hour days either at my square job or on the street selling my books.

Right now, I feel that growing my brand and growing my business and getting more exposure for my book is way more important than trying to win $100 at the $1/$2 game at the Majestic or Horseshoe Hammond. I want to be able to set up a spendthrift trust for my children before I even consider reliving my former dream to win a WSOP bracelet event. The fastest way for me to do that is for me to sell this book to as many people as I can and owning a few assets that I can put into a trust for however many children that I'm going to have in the next 2 - 5 years. The up and down nature of playing cards simply doesn't provide that security for me. Besides, this book is bigger than poker and this is more important for me and my family than playing for small pots.

Now I'm not saying that I'll never get back to playing serious poker or that I won't play you guys on Full Tilt Poker from time to time, but it will be for painlessly low stakes and it will be twice a week at most. Poker is no longer my main focus and reaching as many readers as possible is. Not only do I want you to buy my book, but I also want us to communicate with each other openly. Becoming some mega celebrity with an entourage is not what I want from life. My main goal short-term and long-term is to build a relationship with you. With that being said, I will always be approachable and I don’t believe that I need to be overly arrogant and stand-offish to be a successful author. I do, however, need for you all to support me and support my writing by going to and getting my books such as A Thousand Chances and other future works because I can’t write books if no one buys them. It’s not that I’m all about the money, but the reality is that if you don’t buy my books I DON’T EAT and if I don’t eat, it won’t be long before I pursue another endeavor that will allow me to eat, but I digress.

Although I don’t talk about poker much, if you have any poker related questions, or any questions at all for me, just shoot an email to

Thank you for understanding.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lady --You don't want to be a man

your heart's broken
emotions got you stuck
not thinking
just saying
"i wish i could be a man"
i wouldn't have emotion
i can fuck with no feelings
then "fuck off" i'll tell em
finger flick em off
but you have no idea sweetheart

being a man is light years apart from womanhood
judging from your anger
your emotion
you'd be no good
you can't fill the duties
swing this big dick
or carry the weight of a man
hell no!

no one feels sorry for you when you get sick
and because you got a dick
you're responsible
no longer can you be wreckless
have unwanted pregnancies
women get a child support check
men get judgments
no public aid so you can afford iced kool aid
no section 8 when you fall on your ass

when you fall on your ass and people realize you got a dick
you're told man the fuck up!
when your significant other has hurt you, fucked you and left you
you're told man the fuck up!
when you have an unwanted pregnancy
no food stamps no WIC thanks to your big swinging dick
man the fuck up!
you can't feed your kids
man the fuck up!
you're about to get evicted
man the fuck up!
need help to get you through hard times?
"you're a healthy man, man the fuck up!"
need a shoulder to cry on or emotional support
dude, man the fuck up!

if you're a woman, someone feels empathy
if you're a man, its simply
man the fuck up!

Still wanna be a man?

© Copyright 2009
Glenn Gamble
All Rights reserved

My Mission

I promise that this is these next 8 months will be the last time I work a job that I hate. I fucking hate my job. I like my company, but I hate my fucking job. I can't stand these stupid ass people in the continental United States who are too fucking stupid to mapquest or drive out to the location that they have a job interview at. These fucks then crap their pants when its minutes before their interview and discover that they can't find the fucking place. I fucking hate that shit! How serious about getting a job can you be when you're too fucking lazy to plan your trip to the interview facility ahead of time? And what reward have I gotten for dealing with these stupid ass people? A promotion that was more like a lateral movement with a few more freedoms? I am so glad that I wrote my book because I need to get out of the structured work environment.

Its time for me to get out here more often and promote the movement behind my book, my poetry, my music and my internet radio show. My mission will always be to speak to and speak on behalf of normal, everyday, hardworking individuals, especially black people, because no one speaks to or talk about us. We are the forgotten ones! Its usually one extreme or another. Either we're portrayed as being butt-fuck poor or rich and arrogant and there's a story that's not being told out here. That's why I write my books, blogs and poems with the passion that I write with. That's why I produce my radio show with the passion that Ms. Biz and I speak with. No one's representing us, but everyone's either talking about the struggle or lying about how much their ballin.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Here's Why 115 Girls are Pregnant at Robeson High School

Let’s realistically talk about this issue. I grew up not too far from Paul Robeson High School, in fact, that was my old neighborhood school. My mother wouldn’t let me go to that school under no circumstances. They have tons of crack babies going to school over there letting out their frustrations with life through violence, not going attending class, and gangs. The gangs at that school were terrible at that school and the latest report coming from Robeson is the teen pregnancy problem. As of right now, 115 girls at Robeson are pregnant. The CBS 2 Chicago news channel reported this and you can read the story at Many people on my Facebook friends list are stunned and Sandra Rose gave her analysis of the problem behind this epidemic . However, this is not news to me. Robeson has had a teen pregnancy problem for over 40 years! I knew girls who were going to Robeson when I was going to Luther South. They were having sex in the 6th grade! I’m wondering why it took over 40 years to finally shed light on the problem at Robeson.

Furthermore, I don’t agree Sandra Rose’s assessment, but I’ll give her an E for effort, but her reasoning overly simplifies the problem and other ethnic groups don’t have as many issues with teen pregnancy as inner-city black people and they’re exposed to just as many images of naked women through TV shows and movies, so BET is not to blame. There are many regions in this country where you have poor people of different ethnic groups and they have proven time after time that when you place people in an environment where they have no access to resources, where they’re dirt poor, uneducated, and possess no job skills; you’re going to have problems with violent crimes, teen pregnancy, and gangs –the same issues that middle America has led you to believe that only occur in the black community.

In the neighborhood surrounding Paul Robeson High School, the majority of parents do not see the value in education, they do not read to their children, they do not make sure they do their homework; its pretty much a vicious cycle of ignorance. Ignorant, high school drop out parents -many of whom are battling their own personal demons- raising high school drop out children. That's one segment of the student body. The other segment of the student body, -the sons and daughters of the church going black folks in the surrounding neighborhood- are being influenced by the functional illiterate school children who are too busy glorifying ignorance, out of ignorance. Its a vicious cycle. Furthermore, if you ask the girls why they're getting pregnant, its to qualify for section 8 and welfare so they can move out their mother's house and repeat a vicious cycle of ignorance, illiteracy, and illegitimacy. As long as the federal government allows for teen moms to get on public assistance and go to school on public money to stay on public aid until they're 40 years old, they'll never get the motivation to be productive in society. Many of these women will say "I'm doing good, I have my own car, my own apartment, and I'm in school." All of which are on the taxpayer's dime.

Want to curb teen pregnancy at Robeson and other schools like it. First and foremost the PARENTS need to start educating their children at home and be involved in their children's education. If you can not afford to send your children to private school then make sure you establish a relationship with their teachers. Go to the school on the first day of school to get to know each one of your child's teachers, and give them your phone number. Second, you must allow these teachers to do their jobs and hold your children, which leads into my third point. Principals and administrators ALLOW THE TEACHERS TO DO THEIR JOBS! Do not cave in to parents' demands that teachers ease up on the children. Teacher too hard on their child... NONSENSE! Principals, quit ordering your teachers to allow children to do make up work and change their otherwise failing grades. If children have to go to high school until they're 21 years old, then that's just what they're going to have to do. What are you teaching these children if you're not holding them accountable for their grades? If you're not demanding children to do their homework and pass their tests ON TIME then their idle minds are going to explore things like unprotected sex and violence. Fourth, quit pretending that teen pregnancy is okay, the onus falls on the parents first, the principals second and the teachers third to communicate the consequences of teen sex. Fifth, encourage these children to stop aiming low for a lifestyle of section 8 and other social services instead of being diploma mills. Perhaps if you work with the organizations for various professions and have them do some community service by showing up to the school for a workshop to show these girls better options than welfare, then maybe they'll use a condom and choose not to be on the welfare rolls.

Blaming TV is not the answer!

Parents, start taking responsibility for your children!

Administrators, quit forcing teachers to reward bad students with passing grades and allow them to teach!

Teachers, hold your students accountable! This can only be done if they have good Principles who will allow them to hold students accountable. I think teachers get unfair blame placed on them for underperforming schools when their Principle is telling them to change their Fs to Cs.