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Parenting is defined as, “the raising of a child by its parents.” I read this to mean both parents working…

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Attending a good school in this country is a luxury, and that is wrong. I wasn’t one of the lucky…

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Posted July 23, 2015

As a Student, Here’s What I Think Makes a Good Teacher

When dealing with students who come from complex situations at home and contend with racial discrimination looming behind every door,…

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Posted Apr. 14, 2015

I Was Almost a Dropout, Now I’m a College Freshman: Why Belief Matters

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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