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

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 Sep. 11, 2017

Just Because Trump and DeVos Like Charter Schools Doesn’t Mean You Can’t, Too

A while ago school choice policies were gaining steam across the country. Charter schools and vouchers were still somewhat controversial, but more and more people…

By Andrew Pillow

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

Don’t Get Angry, Get Eva

Somehow, while managing a sprawling network of public charter schools serving 15,000 children, engaging in the day-to-day political combat of New York, and raising three…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

All the Black Kids Are Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

I attended a predominantly Latino grammar school. We were all friends for the most part—the Black students, Mexican students and the few White students that…

By Tanesha Peeples

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