Jeff Baker

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Guest Blogger

Mental Health Counselor

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jeff Baker is a mental health counselor who specializes in trauma therapy for children and adolescents who have experienced school, community and domestic violence. Jeff also designs and evaluates culturally-relevant community interventions and prevention programs that target minority youth.

He holds a Master of Philosophy in Education in professional counseling with a certification in school counseling from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Currently, he attends Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he researches school-based mental health literacy programs and social-emotional curricula.

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016
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What ‘Moonlight’ Tells Us About LGBTQ Black Boys and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

While the new film “Moonlight” tells the riveting coming-of-age story of a young queer Black man, it also serves as…

By Jeff Baker

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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
girlatlunch

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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