Charles Corra

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Guest Blogger

Community Organizer, RePublic Charter Schools

Nashville, Tennessee

Although he blogs in his personal capacity as a private citizen, Charles currently works in education in Nashville, Tennessee. In this position, Charles works to build communities inside and outside of schools. Charles particularly works to create a strong parent engagement base in order to create transparency and involvement in all aspects of education.

Charles has worked in a variety of different positions. He was a head counselor at an Episcopal church camp, a summer legal associate litigating tort disputes with the Chicago Transit Authority and assisted with many political campaigns in both Michigan and West Virginia. In addition to his advocacy work, Charles has also written for several different publications including Policymic.com and Change.org.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Charles earned his B.S. in political science from Shepherd University, and his M.J. and J.D. from Michigan State University.

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Posted Dec. 2, 2015
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Common Core-nundrum: Politics Have Steamrolled Tennessee’s Standards at a High Price

Common Core was barely in any Tennessean’s vernacular before a concerted effort by state legislators led to the repeal of…

By Charles Corra

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Posted Nov. 13, 2015
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Increasing Access to Higher Education: What Tennessee Can Learn From West Virginia

Tennessee recently opened the door to higher education for many high-school students by way of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.…

By Charles Corra

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015
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This Tennessee Representative Should ‘Butt’ Out of School Curriculum

The fear of Islam that is currently sweeping our nation has finally reached the halls of the Tennessee legislature. Rep.…

By Charles Corra

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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.…

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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. …

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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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