To Teach

| August 27, 2010

Title: To teach: the journey of a teacher
Author: William Ayers ; foreword by Sonia Nieto ; afterword by Mike Rose
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010
Check it Out:  LB1025.3 .A94 2010 c.3

From the Publisher: To Teach is the now-classic story of one teacher’s odyssey into the ethical and intellectual heart of teaching. For almost two decades, it has inspired teachers across the country to follow their own path, face their own challenges, and become the teachers they long to be. Since the second edition, there have been dramatic shifts to the educational landscape: the rise and fall of NCLB, major federal intervention in education, the Seattle and Louisville Supreme Court decisions, the unprecedented involvement of philanthropic organizations and big city mayors in school reform, the financial crisis, and much more. This new Third Edition is essential reading amidst today’s public policy debates and school reform initiatives that stress the importance of “good teaching.”

About the Author: William Ayers is a school reform activist and Distinguished Professor and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

On the Web:

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Comic Excerpt from Rethinking Schools

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William Ayers: “Democratic Education for Social Justice” (VIDEO)

City Journal on Author and Education

Author’s Website