Badass Teachers Unite!
Reflections on Education, History, and Youth Activism
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Date Written: 01/05/2014
Year Published: 2014
Pages: 216pp Price: $16.95 (pbk.) ISBN: 9781608463619
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX20994
Mark Naison exposes how dominant education Reform policies destabalize low income communities.
In this incisive collection of essays, educator and activist Mark Naison draws on years of research on Bronx history and his own experience on the front lines of the education wars to unapologetically defend teachers and students from education "reform" policies that undermine their power and creativity.
Naison shows how dominant education policy systematically hurts the very children it claims to support and instead forces them to "race to the top." He exposes the Duncans, Rhees, and Gateses for schemes that intensify racial and economic inequality. And he refocuses the conversation on teaching and organizing strategies that should be implemented in communities everywhere.