Anthony Hernandez

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Guest Blogger

Teacher, Global Academy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anthony Hernandez is an elementary school teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He currently teaches third grade and serves as a school board member at Global Academy, a K-8 International Baccalaureate charter school, which is consistently ranked as one of Minnesota’s highest performing low-income schools.

Prior to Global, he taught first and second grade at KIPP DC Lead Academy where he trained through the Capital Teaching Residency. An active member of Educators 4 Excellence, a national teacher led advocacy organization, in the fall of 2014 he co-wrote a policy paper on teacher diversity, met with state legislators in Saint Paul, and has written several opinion pieces in the Twin Cities about teacher diversity, equity, and licensure.

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Posted Oct. 19, 2016
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Teachers, Don’t Miss This. Here’s How You Can Tell Your State How to Judge Your Classroom.

As a teacher who is part of Minnesota’s working group for how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be…

By Anthony Hernandez

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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