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

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

Dana Goldstein


A ny Times Bestseller

In her groundbreaking historical past of 175 years of yank schooling, Dana Goldstein reveals solutions long ago to the controversies that plague our public faculties today.

In The instructor Wars, a wealthy, energetic, and unheard of background of public college instructing, Dana Goldstein unearths that lecturers were embattled for almost centuries. She uncovers the impressive roots of scorching button concerns, from instructor tenure to constitution colleges, and reveals that fresh well known rules to enhance schools—instituting advantage pay, comparing lecturers via pupil try out ratings, score and firing veteran lecturers, and recruiting “elite” graduates to teach—are all techniques which were attempted long ago with out generating common switch. The instructor Wars upends the dialog approximately American schooling by means of bringing the teachings of historical past to undergo at the dilemmas we confront at the present time. by means of asking “How did we get here?” Dana Goldstein brilliantly illuminates the trail ahead.

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