The Teacher Wars
A History of America's Most Embattled Profession
Discover the embattled history of American education in The Teacher Wars. From the founding of common schools to the violent inner-city teacher strikes of the 1960s and '70s, Dana Goldstein explores the contentious issues that have plagued teaching for nearly two centuries. Goldstein uncovers the roots of today's hot-button issues, and finds that recent popular ideas to improve schools have been tried in the past without success. By drawing on best practices of public school teachers, Goldstein offers a path forward to transform our nation's classrooms.