The Educator And The Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges The Gates Foundation
6 x 9 inches | 218 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-1942146001
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1942146421
Ebook ISBN: 9781942146018
THE EDUCATOR AND THE OLIGARCH: A TEACHER CHALLENGES THE GATES FOUNDATION
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 2015 NCTE George Orwell Award, which recognizes writers who have made outstanding contributions to the critical analysis of public discourse, and the 2015 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.
Endorsements and 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
“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.” - Amazon
“If I were in school in study to be a teacher now I'd expect a course called, "The Corporate Education Model" and Cody's book on the reading list. If I were a parent trying to understand my way through schooling my children, I'd read this book. If I were a teacher, school Super., Board Member I'd read this book, and frankly if I were a citizen in a democracy I'd definitely want to understand the perspectives of this teacher as he interacts ultimately with the Gates Foundation.” - Amazon
“A must-read for anyone interested in learning how the Gates Foundation has influenced public education.” - Amazon
“When are we the citizens, students, parents, and educators going to rise up, use our voices, and tell Gates enough is enough.
Anthony has given us the evidence, and the call to action. Buy this book if you care about public education. Then buy another copy and donate it to your legislators. Make them accountable for following their lead.” - Amazon
“Anthony Cody nails it! He carefully lays out how the Gates Foundation is undermining public education by introducing huge economic advantageous for the private sector to become involved.” - Amazon
“I would recommend this book to every legislator, school board member and superintendent in America, as well as parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about the future of our public schools. Cody not only nails the problem, he offers some well thought out alternatives to the private take over of one of our most fundamental democratic institutions.” - 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. Cody dissects argument after argument and offers ripostes both from the perspective of data and experience but also from the perspective of the Gates philosophy being inconsistent and illogical.” - Amazon
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