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The Resource "You can't fire the bad ones!" : and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education, William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers

"You can't fire the bad ones!" : and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education, William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers

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"You can't fire the bad ones!" : and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education
Title
"You can't fire the bad ones!"
Title remainder
and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education
Statement of responsibility
William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers
Title variation
You cannot fire the bad ones!
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 era of 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"--
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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"You can't fire the bad ones!" : and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education, William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780807036662
Lccn
2017025652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006528776
  • (OCoLC)on1006528776
  • 927823
Label
"You can't fire the bad ones!" : and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education, William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780807036662
Lccn
2017025652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1006528776
  • (OCoLC)on1006528776
  • 927823

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