ON-Lion Letter

The Cage-Busting Teacher, by Frederick M. Hess, adopts the logic of his previous book Cage-Busting Leadership and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers.  Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform.

Hess is a resident scholar and director of education-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. 

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports his work there.

"Cage-busting is concrete, precise, and practical," Hess writes.

From Harvard Education Press, the invaluable Cage-Busting Teacher helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts on their schools and beyond.

Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place.  Uniquely practical and inspiring, the book is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work.

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