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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
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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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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3359702
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Good Teaching Is Entirely Color-Blind"
  • Myth 5.
  • "Teachers Have It Easy"
  • Myth 6.
  • "High-Stakes Standardized Tests Improve Student Achievement and Effectively Detect Inferior Teachers"
  • Myth 7.
  • "While Teachers and Their Unions Use Poverty as a Convenient Smokescreen for Their Own Failures, It's Become Obvious That Grit and Merit Can Overcome Every Disadvantage"
  • Myth 8.
  • "Teachers Are Made More Visible and Accountable in Charter Schools, More Competitive Through Voucher Programs, and Irrelevant with the Advent of Teacher-Proof Cyber Schools"
  • Myth 9.
  • Introduction: "Rotten Apples"
  • "Anyone Can Be a Teacher"
  • Myth 10.
  • "Teachers Follow Popular Fads and Political Correctness Rather Than Teaching the Basics"
  • Myth 11.
  • "Teacher Activists Are Troublemakers"
  • Myth 12.
  • "Discipline Is the First Priority for Every Teacher, and It Is Especially Essential for Teachers in Urban Schools with Large Numbers of Black Students"
  • Myth 13.
  • "Teachers Need to Set High Standards and Drive Kids Hard"
  • Myth 14.
  • Myth 1.
  • "Teachers Are Poorly Served by the Universally Dreadful Teacher-Education Programs Currently Available"
  • Myth 15.
  • "Too Many Bad Teachers Have Created a Public School System That Is Utterly Broken, and the Only Solution Is to Wipe the Slate Clean and Start Over"
  • Myth 16.
  • "Teachers Are Unable to Deal Adequately with the Disciplinary Challenges Posed by Today's Youth, and We Need More Police in Our Public School Buildings to Do the Job and Maintain Law and Order
  • Myth 17.
  • "Teachers Need to Stick with Teaching the Great Lessons of Western Civilization in Order to Civilize Youth and Mold Them into the Good Citizens of the Future"
  • Myth 18.
  • "Teachers Need to Focus Less on the Arts, More on STEM"
  • Myth 19. "The
  • "Teachers' Unions Are the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education Today"
  • Truly Great Teachers Are Heroes"
  • Myth 2.
  • "You Can't Fire the Bad Ones"
  • Myth 3.
  • "Teachers' Unions Represent a Flock of 'Go Slow/Status Quo' Sheep"
  • Myth 4.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780807036679
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5db16229-1125-43e1-8a2c-f65e6f14c8f8
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3359702
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Good Teaching Is Entirely Color-Blind"
  • Myth 5.
  • "Teachers Have It Easy"
  • Myth 6.
  • "High-Stakes Standardized Tests Improve Student Achievement and Effectively Detect Inferior Teachers"
  • Myth 7.
  • "While Teachers and Their Unions Use Poverty as a Convenient Smokescreen for Their Own Failures, It's Become Obvious That Grit and Merit Can Overcome Every Disadvantage"
  • Myth 8.
  • "Teachers Are Made More Visible and Accountable in Charter Schools, More Competitive Through Voucher Programs, and Irrelevant with the Advent of Teacher-Proof Cyber Schools"
  • Myth 9.
  • Introduction: "Rotten Apples"
  • "Anyone Can Be a Teacher"
  • Myth 10.
  • "Teachers Follow Popular Fads and Political Correctness Rather Than Teaching the Basics"
  • Myth 11.
  • "Teacher Activists Are Troublemakers"
  • Myth 12.
  • "Discipline Is the First Priority for Every Teacher, and It Is Especially Essential for Teachers in Urban Schools with Large Numbers of Black Students"
  • Myth 13.
  • "Teachers Need to Set High Standards and Drive Kids Hard"
  • Myth 14.
  • Myth 1.
  • "Teachers Are Poorly Served by the Universally Dreadful Teacher-Education Programs Currently Available"
  • Myth 15.
  • "Too Many Bad Teachers Have Created a Public School System That Is Utterly Broken, and the Only Solution Is to Wipe the Slate Clean and Start Over"
  • Myth 16.
  • "Teachers Are Unable to Deal Adequately with the Disciplinary Challenges Posed by Today's Youth, and We Need More Police in Our Public School Buildings to Do the Job and Maintain Law and Order
  • Myth 17.
  • "Teachers Need to Stick with Teaching the Great Lessons of Western Civilization in Order to Civilize Youth and Mold Them into the Good Citizens of the Future"
  • Myth 18.
  • "Teachers Need to Focus Less on the Arts, More on STEM"
  • Myth 19. "The
  • "Teachers' Unions Are the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Education Today"
  • Truly Great Teachers Are Heroes"
  • Myth 2.
  • "You Can't Fire the Bad Ones"
  • Myth 3.
  • "Teachers' Unions Represent a Flock of 'Go Slow/Status Quo' Sheep"
  • Myth 4.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780807036679
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5db16229-1125-43e1-8a2c-f65e6f14c8f8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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