The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

By | December 29, 2017
The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession Author Dana Goldstein
ISBN-10 0345803620
ISBN-13 9780345803627
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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A New York Times BestsellerIn her groundbreaking history of175 years of American education Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague ourpublic schools today In The Teacher Wars a rich lively and unprecedented history of public school teaching Dana Goldstein reveals that teachers have been embattled for nearly two centuries She uncovers the surprising roots of hot button issues from teacher tenure to charter schools and finds that recent popular ideas to improve schoolsinstituting merit pay evaluating teachers by student test scores ranking and firing veteran teachers and recruiting elite graduates to teachare all approaches that have been tried in the past without producing widespread change The Teacher Wars upends the conversation about American education by bringing the lessons of history to bear on the dilemmas we confront today By asking How did we get here Dana Goldstein brilliantly illuminates the path forward

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