Courtney A. Brown

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Teacher

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Courtney A. Brown is the CEO of Somebody’s Answer LLC and the founder of The Teacher’s Voice online newsletter. She is a fellow with America Achieves, a doctoral student in curriculum and instruction at Louisiana State University, and a National Writing Project consultant.

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Posted Feb. 8, 2016
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In My Classroom, Common Core Isn’t a Problem It’s an Opportunity

Many have erroneously dismissed the Common Core State Standards as a politically-motivated federal agenda to control education. The fear incited…

By Courtney A. Brown

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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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