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You Can't Fire the Bad Ones! : And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers' Unions, and Public Education

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"Overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations. Teachers have always been devalued in the United States, but in recent years the pace and intensity of attacks by politicians, the media, and so-called education reformers have escalated sharply. Indeed, the "bad teacher" figure has come to dominate public discourse, obscuring the structural inequities that teachers and students face everyday. This book flips the script on enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers unions, and education that inform policy discussions and choices. Some of these myths, such as "student scores on standardized tests should be used to evaluate teachers," have ushered in an eraof high-stakes exam-centric classrooms. Other myths, such as "unions are good for teachers but bad for kids," have led to reduced protection and rights for teachers in public schools, making it harder for educators to serve their students. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, Ayers and Laura challenge readers - whether parents, community members, or policymakers - to rethink their own assumptions about teaching and education"--
Number of Pages: 241
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Education
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: William Ayers & Crystal Laura & Rick Ayers
Language: English
Street Date: January 16, 2018
TCIN: 53144535
UPC: 9780807036662
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-6483
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