Chastity Lord

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Creator, National Proof Point Day

New York City, New York

Chastity Lord is the creator of National Proof Point Day (#ProofPointDay), an annual movement that celebrates and recognizes first-generation college students and graduates and their allies.

Lord is also the chief external officer at Achievement First, a network of non-profit, college-preparatory, K-12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.

She previously worked as a regional vice president for The Posse Foundation and was a 2012-13 Education Fellow with the Pahara Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Posted May 24, 2016
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Here’s How We ‘Make America Great Again’: Support First-Generation College Students

Rumor has it that someone wants to make America great again. Unfortunately, our country wasn’t always great—many citizens were not…

By Chastity Lord

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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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