Janie T. Carnock

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Guest Blogger

Policy Analyst, New America

Washington, D.C.

Janie Tankard Carnock is a policy analyst in the education policy program at New America where she provides research and analysis on policies related to dual language-learners. Previously, Carnock taught second grade in Baltimore City. She holds a M.S. in education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Harvard University.

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Posted Feb. 17, 2017
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A Teacher’s Guide to Educating Immigrant Children Under Trump

Early last month, the U.S. Department of Education released a new resource guide for early learning programs and elementary schools working with…

By Janie T. Carnock

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Posted Sep. 14, 2016
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Why You Shouldn’t Stop Speaking Spanish at Home

When I was a second-grade teacher, around half of my students spoke Spanish at home. While nearly all of them…

By Janie T. Carnock

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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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