Garn Press Author Reading Series: Anthony Cody Reads from The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
In recognition of the importance of Anthony’s steadfast resistance to Gates’ unacceptable manipulation of public education policies, Garn Press published a new edition of The Educator and the Oligarch in 2016 with a new preface by Anthony Cody. The new edition is available in paperback and eBook formats, and for the first time, as a hardcover book.
Can a teacher challenge the wealthiest man in the world? This is the question Garn Press asked in 2014 when Anthony Cody’s The Educator and the Oligarch was first published. The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Anthony Cody not only challenged Bill Gates, but also received the 2015 NCTE George Orwell Award and international recognition for speaking truth to power.
As many Garn Press readers know, Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in the high poverty schools of Oakland, California, and since that time he has been a tireless advocate for teachers and children in U.S. Public Schools. Bill Gates, on the other hand, with no teaching credentials or public school experience, has arbitrarily made education reform one of the top domestic priorities for the Gates Foundation, and his philanthropic organization has poured billions of dollars into reshaping American schools. Gates’ money has paid for research, advocacy, and a whole non-profit industry aligned with his self-proclaimed agenda. Based on indisputable scientific research evidence, in The Educator and the Oligarch, Anthony Cody makes the case that the chosen path of Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation’s data-driven reform, centered on high stakes tests, educational technology and market-based competition between schools, threatens great harm to public education.
The Educator and the Oligarch is a book for parents and teachers and a must read indictment of big money public school reform for all politicians, policy makers, and public officials.
Book Excerpt Reading by Anthony Cody
Winner of the 2015 George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English. “Congratulations, and thank you for your efforts to promote honesty and clarity in public language”. – NCTE Awards Committee, NCTE
“A powerful and important book by one of the most courageous advocates for sanity and simple justice in our public schools.” – Jonathan Kozol
“This book is a record of Anthony Cody’s valiant struggle to force the nation’s most powerful foundation and richest person to listen to the voice of an experienced teacher.” – Diane Ravitch
“Anthony Cody’s new book is a requirement for teachers in an era defined by the Gates Foundation’s attempt to turn classrooms into a test prep centers.” – Jesse Hagopian
“Anthony Cody’s book is a timely and concise reminder of just how much of a spoiled man’s playground American public education has become to Gates and his profound net worth.” – Mercedes Schneider
“Anthony Cody’s new book The Educator and the Oligarch is a brilliant, point by point challenge to Bill Gates role in undermining public education in the United States.” – Mark Naison
The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
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Hardcover ISBN: 978-1942146421
Paperback ISBN: 9781942146001
eBook ISBN: 9781942146018
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About the Book
From the Common Core to test-based teacher evaluation systems cropping up around the country, to the rapid expansion of semi-private charter schools, the Gates Foundation has had a huge, largely invisible influence on public education in 21st century America.
Can a teacher challenge the wealthiest man in the world? Anthony Cody, who spent 24 years working in the high poverty schools of Oakland, California, has done so here. Education reform is the top domestic priority for the Gates Foundation, and this philanthropic organization has poured billions of dollars into reshaping American schools. This money has paid for research, advocacy, and a whole non-profit industry aligned with the Gates agenda. According to Cody, their chosen path of data-driven reform, centered on high stakes tests, educational technology and market-based competition between schools, threatens great harm to public education.
The Gates agenda has largely become the guiding policy for the Obama administration’s Department of Education. Gates-sponsored projects like the Common Core have support of major corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, and Republican leaders like Jeb Bush as well. In this book, that agenda is subjected to a detailed critique.