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"You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!": And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education

Authors: Ayers, William & Laura, Crystal & Ayers, Rick
Series: Myths Made in America
Publisher: Beacon Press
BISAC/Subject: EDU037000, EDU029040, EDU048000
ISBN: 9780807036679, Related ISBNs: 0807036668, 0807036676, 9780807036662, 9780807036679
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations.

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.

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