Amanda Barney

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High School Teacher

Mattituck, New York

Amanda Barney is a lifelong resident of Mattituck, New York, and is a high school English teacher and New York Educator Voice Fellow with America Achieves and mother of three children.

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Posted Nov. 24, 2015

Now’s Our Chance: I’m Telling New York’s Education Chief That I Support the State’s Academic Standards

In the past four years, teachers have invested incredible amounts of time and effort into learning how to shift our…

By Amanda Barney

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Posted May 22, 2018

I’m Celebrating First-Gens Because I Am One

We all know the journey to—and through—college isn’t easy. It can be especially difficult for first-generation students who are the first in their family to…

By Merone Hailemeskel

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Posted May 22, 2018

All This Integration Talk Is Distracting Us From Giving Black Families Better Schools

Last week the Journey for Justice Alliance released a report called “Failing Brown v. Board.” The report is a direct attack on public charter schools…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted May 24, 2018

Y’all Can Have Betsy DeVos, I’m Checking for Stacy Abrams

Outrage: As Long As Betsy’s In Charge, Kids Should Just Stop Going to School Once again, Betsy DeVos demonstrated this week her dangerous ignorance of…

By Tanesha Peeples

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