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 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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