Catherine Cushard

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Teacher, Susick Elementary

Troy, Michigan

Catherine Cushard is an elementary school teacher at Susick Elementary in the Warren Consolidated School District in Troy, Michigan. She serves on the school improvement and district science committees, and participates in English Language Learner and English Language Arts professional development initiatives. Catherine is also a Michigan Educator Voice Fellow.

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Posted Mar. 19, 2015
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My Kindergarteners Are Inspired, Not Stifled, by Common Core

It’s often said by critics that Common Core State Standards are too tough for our youngest learners, and that the…

By Catherine Cushard

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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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