The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation

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The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation

Winner of the George Orwell Award, given by the NCTE Public Language Awards Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English, and eLit Award Silver Medal in the education category.

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 Department of Education. Gates-sponsored projects like the Common Core have support of major corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, and Republican leaders as well. In this book, that agenda is subjected to a detailed critique.

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Book: The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
Education / Education Reform & Policy / Standards (Incl. Common Core) / Philanthropy & Charity
6 x 9 inches | 218 pages
$15.95 Paperback | $24.95 Hardcover | $9.99 eBook
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Book Reviews

Winner of the 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

Full list of 5-star reviews on Amazon.

“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)

“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

“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)

“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

“This book addresses the takeover of our public schools, the cornerstone of a democratic society, by private interests.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)

“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

“A must-read for anyone interested in learning how the Gates Foundation has influenced public education.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)

“Recommend all parents read this book – Parents take back education.” – Amazon (5-star Reviews)