Is this classroom of outcasts really incorrigible, or just misunderstood? In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and Supergifted, this book tells the story the story of Greenwich Middle School's class SCS-8, a.k.a. The Self-Contained Special Eighth Grade Class, a.k.a. the Unteachables! The Unteachables are a medley of wayward characters: Parker the dyslexic farm boy; Aldo, in need of anger management classes; Elaine (rhymes with pain); Barnstorm the jock; Rahim the sleep-deprived artist and Mateo, lost in fantasy worlds. Plus Kiana, who is just in town visiting her dad and isn't even registered with the school. Not to mention their teacher, Mr. Kermit — a.k.a. Mr. Ribbit — who remains in disgrace after a 25-year-old cheating scandal and is just killing time, doing crossword puzzles and waiting to take early retirement at the end of the year.