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Book: The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
Author: Anthony Cody
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About the 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 NCTE George Orwell Award, which recognizes writers who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse, and the eLIT Silver Medal Award in the education/ academic/ teaching category.
In recognition of the importance of Anthony’s steadfast resistance to Gates’ unacceptable manipulation of public education policies, Garn Press just published a new edition of The Educator And The Oligarchwith a new preface by Anthony. The new edition is available in paperback and eBook formats, and for the first time, as a hardcover book.
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.
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
“This book should be required reading for every policy maker in America. In this book, Anthony Cody has ripped away the curtain and lain the double talk bare so we don’t have to do all the work. There’s no longer any excuse for not knowing who ‘belongs’ to who despite their current titles and it should be plain what their driving motivations.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)
“A must-read for anyone interested in learning how the Gates Foundation has influenced public education.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)
“This book addresses the takeover of our public schools, the cornerstone of a democratic society, by private interests.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)
“Anthony Cody, a real teacher with deep experience, offers a brilliant and mordant rebuttal of much of the Bill Gates/Gates Foundation led “initiatives” on education that are both myopic and arrogant at once.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)
“Recommend all parents read this book – Parents take back education.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)
About Anthony Cody
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Anthony attended public schools there, and later graduated from UC Berkeley. His parents owned Cody’s Books on Telegraph Ave, for many years one of the largest independent book stores on the West coast. He has two sons, now aged 22 and 24.
Social activism was a family value, and led Anthony to get his teaching credential in 1987, which he used to get a job teaching science at Bret Harte Middle School, where he taught for 18 years. In 2000, he became one of Oakland’s first National Board certified teachers, and led district-wide efforts to strengthen science instruction.
In 2005 he left the classroom to become a Peer Assistance and Review “consulting teacher,” working to help struggling teachers improve. In his next position, he headed a district-wide mentoring program designed to support beginning science teachers, called TeamScience.
His blog, Living in Dialogue, was launched at Education Week/Teacher in 2008, and has won numerous awards, including a first place prize from the Education Writers of America in 2013. This blog has recently been reborn as an independent site, at livingindialogue.com. He created the Facebook community, Teachers’ Letters to Obama, in 2009, and delivered strong messages of concern to the White House regarding the president’s education policies.
In 2011, he 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.