Reclaiming the Teaching Profession: Transforming the Dialogue on Public Education (Paperback)J. Amos Hatch (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 13 mm
What a great new resource! In this highly readable and practical book, Amos Hatch takes apart the assumptions that permeate many of the so-called "reforms" in education today that lack a research basis and have already proven to be harmful but that nonetheless are framed so seductively that they continue to spread across the country. By exposing the forces behind these initiatives, and offering talking points for better alternatives, Reclaiming the Teaching Profession is an invaluable resource for reframing the debate on the problems and possibilities for public education. -- Kevin Kumashiro, dean,University of San Francisco School of Education, author of "Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture"
Amos Hatch's Reclaiming the Teaching Profession is the best short book every written about the war on teachers and public education. Clear, forceful, brilliantly argued, it puts the arguments of teachers' most powerful enemies in common sense language and proceeds to demolish them one by one with logic and irrefutable evidence. Filled with practical suggestions as well as astute analysis, this is an education activist's handbook. It should be put in the hands of every teacher, parent, school board member and elected official who cares about the future of our public schools and is enraged by the demonization of teachers, which seems to have become our national pastime. -- Mark Naison, professor of African American studies and history at Fordham University and co-founder of the Badass Teachers Association
At a time in which public education is being dismantled and teachers are under attack, Hatch invites us to reclaim teaching by transforming the dialogue on public education. In this timely book, Hatch exposes the massive effort to dismantle public education, while reminding readers of its purpose. This powerful book serves as an invitation to action - on behalf of a brighter future for teachers, schools, and children - on behalf of a better tomorrow for our society. Reclaiming the Teaching Profession: Transforming the Dialogue on Public Education will be an inspiration to all who care about the transformative potential and power of education. -- Mariana Souto-Manning, professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of "Freire, Teaching and Learning: Culture Circles Across Contexts"
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