Eric Lerum

Guest Blogger

Education Consultant

Jersey City, New Jersey

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Posted Oct. 12, 2015

Can’t We Just Agree That Great Schools Are Great for Students?

A few weeks ago, a story broke in the Los Angeles Times about a plan to expand access to public…

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Posted Oct. 6, 2015

Here’s Why Race to the Top Was So Genius

In September 2009, I was asked to spearhead the District of Columbia’s efforts to win a Race to the Top…

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Posted Sep. 8, 2015

These Two Court Decisions Show Just How Far Behind We Are on Education

School districts, despite their track record of not educating tens of millions of students, are still the only protected mechanism…

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Posted Sep. 1, 2015

The Odd Couples of Education: Teachers Unions and the GOP

We were recently treated to the most in-depth conversations yet on the campaign trail regarding education policy, courtesy of a…

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Posted Aug. 13, 2015

Really, Randi? This Is What You Want to Ask the Candidates?

The first major presidential debate for Republican candidates was last week, and though there were plenty of stories coming out…

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Posted Aug. 4, 2015

Another University Lost to Standards vs. Diversity

Diverse student bodies make for a more enriching learning experience, and top-tier institutions should continue to aim high when it…

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Posted July 28, 2015

Poverty Matters, But It’s Not Destiny

A short piece on Slate last week told a familiar grim story. According to new data released by the Annie E.…

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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