Listening to Anthony Cody talk about The Educator and the Oligarch

The democratic public schools in the United States are at war with Emperor Bill Gates.

Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé

The Oligarch is Bill Gates. The Educator is Anthony Cody, who has gone toe-to-toe with the Gates foundation in private conversations and publicly for several years. Cody’s book, The Educator and the Oligarch, covers what he has learned while in the trenches battling a billionaire and his vast, entrenched organization, and the book is worth reading.

Do I NEED to repeat that?

At 2:30, Saturday (12-6) afternoon, I left home to walk the two miles to the nearest BART station.

At 4:05, I walked into the Laurel Book Store in Oakland, California to hear Anthony Cody, who started talking soon after I sat down, and by then it was standing room only.

Cody has been in the fight to save democratic public education much longer than I have, and his knowledge of the issue is deeper. Back in the mid 1980’s, I started suspecting that there might be a…

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2 responses to “Listening to Anthony Cody talk about The Educator and the Oligarch”

  1. Thank you for sharing!! Wish I’d been there. Wondering if the person was a guilty parent? Sometimes I think this fight for public education is set up to make us afraid of ourselves and each other.
    Thank you for your incredible blog!

    1. You may be right. I’ve collided with guilty parents before over the decades—some when I was still teaching. I think the reaction might be more out of unrecognized guilt.

      Someone videotaped Cody’s talk and said she would send it to him. Hopefully, the video will be a good one and up soon.

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