Holly Kragthorpe

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Guest Blogger

Public School Teacher

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Holly Kragthorpe is a national policy manager and Educators 4 Excellence. Previously she taught middle school and high school social studies for the Minneapolis Public Schools, where she also served as a union steward for Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and a School Team Leader for Educators 4 Excellence.

Kragthorpe is also the mother of two school-aged children.

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Posted Feb. 15, 2016
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Why We Should Move the Education Conversation From Budgets to Presidential Platforms

Every four years the presidential election cycle spurs our country to have a national conversation about the direction in which…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2015
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Teachers, Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention to the New Education Law

After years of trying to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Congress and the president have finally passed a…

By Holly Kragthorpe

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Posted Mar. 24, 2015
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Standardized Testing: Kid Tested, Mother Approved

This post was jointly-authored by Erika Sanzi and Holly Kragthorpe, who have 22 years of teaching experience between them and…

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Posted Nov. 11, 2014
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A Teacher Asks, How Do You Like Them Apples?

Holly Kragthorpe teaches seventh-graders at Ramsey Middle School in Minneapolis, where she is a union steward for Minneapolis Federation of…

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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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