Geovanni Disus

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Parent

Providence, Rhode Island

Geovanni Disus is a Belize-born father of two. His struggle to get an education for himself has motivated him to lift his voice in support of parents having access to great schools. When he’s not helping his kids with homework and volunteering at their school, he works as a translator and interpreter. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2015
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School Choice Is My Kids’ Path to the American Dream

Coming from the small Central American country of Belize, it was difficult growing up, at least for me. We had…

By Geovanni Disus

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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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