Dmitri Mehlhorn

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Dmitri Mehlhorn is a parent and school volunteer, as well as a Democratic donor and activist. He is a member of several boards, including that of StudentsFirst and several early stage companies, and he was a co-founder of Hope Street Group. He has earned degrees in political science, education policy and law from Stanford, Harvard, and Yale, respectively.

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Posted May 4, 2016

Money and Schools: Debating Ben Spielberg 50 Years After the Coleman Report

Is “more money” a vital education policy, when compared with other possible changes? Should taxpayers allocate significantly more money to…

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Posted Mar. 16, 2016
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We Needed an Academy Awards for Our Teachers and the Global Teacher Prize Is Doing Just That

In a July 2015 skit for Comedy Central, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, of “Key & Peele,” pretend to be…

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015
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Fact Check: Reforms Favored by John King Don’t Cause Teacher Shortages

When President Barack Obama tapped former New York Education Commissioner John King to replace Arne Duncan as secretary of education,…

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Posted Sep. 22, 2015
June 8, 2011 - St. Petersburg, FL, USA - SP_339640_KEEL_.PALETAS_ SCOTT KEELER(06/08/2011ST. PETERSBURG) 1. Diane Ravitch,  a professor of education at New York University and outspoken critic of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's reform agenda in education, met with the Times editorial board Wednesday.     SCOTT KEELER, TIMES (Credit Image: © Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Let’s Get Real About Civility in the Education Debate

Civility in education politics is a bit like pacifism in international relations. It’s a worthy goal, but it can be…

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Posted Nov. 18, 2014
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Teachers, How Do You Want Your Bureaucracy?

Editor’s Note: Education Post believes that open, honest dialogue among people who don’t always agree is a needed step toward…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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