Author Steven Singer, Gadfly on the Wall: A Public-School Teacher Speaks Out on Racism and Reform

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Author Steven Singer

Steven Singer is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher in western Pennsylvania. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and has an MAT from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Director of the Research and Blogging Committee for the Badass Teachers Association, and is co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based education budget advocacy group T.E.A.C.H. (Tell Everyone All Cuts Hurt).

He ran a successful campaign through Moveon.org against the since repealed Voter ID law in the Keystone State. He joined United Opt Out as an administrator in 2016. He is a member of the Education Bloggers Network.

His writing on education and civil rights issues has appeared in the Washington Post, Education Week, the LA Progressive, Commondreams.org, Portside Navigator and has been featured on Diane Ravitch’s site. He blogs at gadflyonthewallblog.

The Rick Smith Show: Interview with Steven Singer

Host Rick Smith talks with Steven Singer about his latest book Gadfly on the Wall: A Public-School Teacher Speaks Out on Racism and Reform (recorded 2018 during the launch of his latest book).

About the Book, Gadfly on the Wall: A Public-School Teacher Speaks Out on Racism and Reform

Education / Policy & Reform / Standards (Incl. Common Core) / Charter Schools / Racism
6 x 9 | 246 pages
$17.95 Paperback | eBook $9.99
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There’s an awful lot of talk about public education in America today. Have you ever wondered if even half of it is true?  For example, are America’s public schools really failing? Is “School Choice” about increasing options for you or someone else? What’s the relationship between standardized testing and eugenics? Should teachers unions do more to fight for students’ civil rights? What’s it mean to be racist today?  If so, then you’re invited on a fantastic journey where few have gone before: into the mind of a public school teacher. Become a fly on the wall in our public school system. See what few non-professionals have seen before. It’s an eye-opening experience guaranteed to ruffle a few feathers, but you’ve been warned: this is the work of a gadfly.

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