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The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and Their Unions

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This book provides compelling explanation of why teachers and their schools are under attack. Combining scholarly analyses with personal stories, Compton and Weiner present a compelling account of the devastating impact of neoliberalism on schools around the world.

The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unions: Stories for Resistance edited by Mary Compton and Lois Weiner


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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 an ddamaging 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.

"In a time of attacks on the entire public sphere, we need to hear the voices of articulate defenders of more democratic visions. No institution can claim to be democratic when its employees are treated with disrespect. Compton and Weiner have produced a powerful collection that helps restore these voices and helps us understand why they are so deserving of our respect."â"Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Author of Educating the "Right" Way

"A comprehensive and vastly enlightening read for any teacher interested in the wider implications of what it is they do for a living. If you are a teacher and have ever wondered who it is that is pulling your strings, and how and why they are doing it, youâll find this book fascinating and frightening in equal measure."â"Phil Beadle, Education Guardian columnist and UK teacher

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