Increasingly, public education’s character is under assault. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher union leaders from around the world fuses personal stories, research and political analysis, explaining why such profound and damaging changes are being made to schools and teaching, and how teachers, their unions, and supporters of public education can make real the goal of quality education for all the world’s children. Contributions by: Susan Robertson (UK); John Nyambe(Namibia); Rodolfo Rincones (USA), Elaine Hampton (USA), and Cesar Silva (Mexico); Jette Steensen (Denmark); Margueritte Cummins Williams (West Indies); Larry Kuehn (Canada); Kathleen A. Murphey (USA); Ian Murch (England); Nina Bascia (Canada); Rob Durbridge (Australia); Ken Zeichner (USA; Basanti Chakraoborty (India); Álvaro Moreira Hypolito (Brazil); Kyle Westbrook (USA); Urban Dolor (St. Lucia); Chris Stewart (Canada); Shermain Mannah and Jon Lewis (South Africa); Eberhart Brand and Susanne Gondermann (Germany); Nurit Peled-Elhanan (Israel); Thulas Nxesi (Education International); María de la Luz Arriaga Lemus (Mexico); Harold Samuel (South Africa); Mary Compton; and Lois Weiner. Lois Weiner is a Professor at New Jersey City University and an internationally-known expert on urban teaching. Mary Compton is Past President of the UK National Union of Teachers, the largest teacher union in Europe.