Three distinguished educators, scholars, and activists flip the script on many enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and education that permeate our culture. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, the authors challenge readers--whether parents, community members, policy makers, union activists, or educators themselves--to rethink their assumptions.
Some of the debunked myths include:
· Teacher Activists are Troublemakers
· Teachers Unions are the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education Today
· You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones
· Too Many Teachers have Created a Public School System That is Utterly Broken, and the Only Solution Is to Wipe the Slate Clean and Start Over
· And more
About the Author
William Ayers is the author of the acclaimed and controversial memoirs Fugitive Days and Public Enemy, and many books on education, including To Teach, Teaching Toward Freedom, and A Kind and Just Parent.