Ben MacKenzie

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Teacher, FAIR School Downtown

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ben MacKenzie teaches ninth and 12th-grade English/Language Arts at FAIR School Downtown in Minneapolis. He is a teacher leader for Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota and a member of the E4E National Teacher Action Team for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2015
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For the Sake of My Students, Congress Must Act Now on ESEA

Imagine you’re a student in an inner-city school. Supplies are dwindling and teacher turnover is high. You hear that all…

By Ben MacKenzie

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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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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