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Increasingly public education's character is under assault. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher union leaders from around the world fuses personal stories, research, and political analysis, explaining why such profound and damaging changes are being made to schools and teaching, and how teachers, their unions, and supporters of public education can make real the goal of quality education for all the world's children.
About the Author
Mary Compton is Past President of the UK National Union of Teachers, the largest teacher union in Europe, and currently isa practicing classroom teacher of modern languages and English as well as a trade union activist. Lois Weiner is Professor, Elementary and Secondary Education, New Jersey City University and the author of the AERA award-winning book Preparing Teachers for Urban Schools: Lessons from Thirty Years of School Reform, among others.