The Other Side of the Desk gives a real and powerful look into public education. The book discusses many of the myths surrounding education and how these myths hurt the education process. The book exposes some of the major problems in education today including education laws and problems with the media. The author has nine years of teaching experience and it is evident when he shares moving stories from inside the classroom. There are also stories from other teachers who experience the difficulty in teaching today. You can feel the pain that the teachers go through in the compelling and true stories that are shared. The book finishes by taking a look at some real solutions to our public education problems.