Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning. With education at a crossroads, he invites you to join him in a dialogue on education reform and teaching for change and deep learning. For additional information on Cody's work, visit his Web site, Teachers Lead, and read his blog, Living in Dialogue. You can follow him (@AnthonyCody) on Twitter.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
School-Sponsored Violence Against Children: When Will We End Corporal Punishment?
The shocking video of an African American high school girl being violently grabbed and slammed to the ground has been seen and shared millions of times over the past few days. Most are sickened by what we see. This incident is sparking a much needed discussion over the use of police to respond to...
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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:15pm
Why an Early NEA Clinton Endorsement Will Backfire
In May of 2011, as the NEA and AFT participated in planning a major protest of the Obama administration’s education policies, the NEA leadership announced they were endorsing President Obama for re-election , more than a year prior to the election in November, 2012. It was never revealed what union...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 1:45pm
When Will “Progressives” Defend Public Education?
This morning I opened my email to find a message from “Bold Progressives,” who exist to rally support for Democratic Party candidates willing to fight for real change. The message was a survey from the “Progressive Change Campaign Committee,” asking if I thought Hillary Clinton should face a...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:00am
Common Core: A Poison Pill for Learning
Most teachers choose the profession because they have a passion for helping children achieve success. To do that, educators have never shied away from academic standards. Well-written academic guidelines, developed with the input of teachers, can provide them and their students with a clear outline...
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Teachers have no choice left. It's way past time to join together and fight back to save public education. (Public domain) Views
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:30am
Teachers: A Call to Battle for Reluctant Warriors
We just wanted to teach. When I was drawn to teach in Oakland, I saw a chance to give students the chance to do hands-on experiments, to answer their own questions, and explore the natural world. On field trips to the tide pools I found out some had never even been to the Pacific Ocean, an hour's...
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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:06pm
The Education Reform Dichotomy: Big Choices Ahead
In recent weeks, some commenters on my blog have suggested that there is a "false dichotomy" at work in the debate over education reform. We are told we should "tone down" our views in order that we be might be better heard.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:26pm
Obama's Flawed Thinking on Education
In President Obama's State of the Union address , he repeated a familiar refrain about the importance of teachers.
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