The Inside Story of the Teacher Revolution in America available in Paperback
Here, Don Cameron addresses the compelling story of the teacher revolution that took place in America in the 1960s and 1970s. It gives an insider's view of what happened, how it happened, and who made it happen. It tells why teachers in America organized into unions and became more militant in the 1960s. American teachers had been taken for granted, under appreciated, and underpaid for almost two centuries. When collective bargaining statutes were enacted in many states during the 1960s and 1970s, teachers embraced those laws with gusto and determination. In the process of doing so, they revolutionized the teaching profession and the National Education Association. This story also delves into why and how the NEA changed its philosophy, programs, and structure to accommodate the revolution from within. Overall, The Inside Story of the Teacher Revolution in America gives insights into the character of teachers and the obstacles they have to overcome in order to do their jobs, and provides a historical background of both the value of public education to this country as well as the under valuation of teaching and teachers.For individuals with an interest in teaching and education.
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About the Author
Don Cameron retired as executive director of the National Education Association (NEA) in 2002, a position he had held since 1983. He was a staff member for the Birmingham Educational Association and later the Michigan Education Association.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1 Taking Public Education for Granted Chapter 4 2 The Unprofession of Teaching Chapter 5 3 Rudely Awakened Chapter 6 4 The Factoryizing of Education Chapter 7 5 The Anvil of Democracy Chapter 8 6 Can't Get No Respect! Chapter 9 7 Tenure Anyone? Chapter 10 8 A Century of Tea and Crumpets Chapter 11 9 The Hundred-Dollar Mistake Chapter 12 10 The Michigan Education Association Chapter 13 11 Unionization In, Administrators Out Chapter 14 12 Black and White Together Chapter 15 13 The Revolution Engulfs NEA Chapter 16 14 Taking a Walk in Florida Chapter 17 15 NEA and AFT Clash Chapter 18 16 The New York and Florida Tango Chapter 19 17 Off to Tallahassee Chapter 20 18 Off to Washington Chapter 21 19 The Politics of Education Chapter 22 20 Meritless Pay Chapter 23 21 NEA and AFT: An Urge to Merge Chapter 24 22 New Unionism Chapter 25 23 The Quest to Privatize Education Chapter 26 24 Some Thoughts about the Future Part 27 Index Part 28 About the Author
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I lived the the story. A teacher in the 60's made a turn towards admn... but followed the books story from an admn view.He was right on with the history and tensions and 'the way it was'. In 40 years in our business. Don is one of the nicest men I have ever known. I consider it a rare privlege to have known him and be his friend.