Anthony Cody Book Talk – Badass Teachers Association (BATs) 4th Annual Education Conference – July 22-23, 2017
Author Anthony Cody was among the core organizers of the Save Our Schools March in Washington, DC, which brought more than 5000 protesters to the nation’s capital. In 2013, he joined with Diane Ravitch to found the Network for Public Education, a national advocacy group that advocates for meaningful reform, and supports candidates willing to stand up for public schools. His book The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation won the 2015 George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Badass Teachers Association (BATs) 4th Annual Education Conference – July 22-23, 2017
Anthony will be conducting a book discussion about his book The Educator And The Oligarch at the The Badass Teachers Association (BATs) 4th Annual Education Conference. The July 22-23, 2017 Conference is centered on Whole Child Education and cultural diversity. The event at Westlake Park will have participants engage in a powerful restorative justice circle! #WeChoose public education.
The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
Winner of the 2015 George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English. Paperback book on sale on Amazon $14.35.
Author: Anthony Cody
Book: The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
(248 pp., Garn Press)
Paperback $14.35; hardcover $24.95; e-book, $9.99 and $2.99 through Kindle Matchbook Program
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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.
Full list of 5-star reviews on Amazon.
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