The Educator and the Oligarch
A Teacher Challenges the Gates FoundationBook - 2014
"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." -- Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Garn Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: ANF 379.73 COD
Characteristics: 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm