Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome authors William Ayers, Crystal Laura and Rick Ayers to Takoma.
“You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones” And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education by William Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers overturns common misconceptions about
charter schools, school “choice,” standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations.
Three distinguished educators, scholars, and activists flip the script on many enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers’ unions, and education that permeate our culture. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, the authors challenge readers—whether parents, community members, policymakers, union activists, or educators themselves—to rethink their assumptions.
This event is co-sponsored by Beacon Press, an independent publisher of serious non-fiction. Our books often change the way readers think about fundamental issues; they promote such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life. Books will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.