John B.

John B

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Graduate

Chicago, Illinois

John B., 17, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and recently graduated from high school. He is active in his School of Rock performance band and is part of a punk band called No Pulp. He plans to major in creative writing and hopes to attend Columbia College in Chicago.

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Posted June 24, 2015
transgender

My Journey to Acceptance: A Transgender Teen Reflects on His Schooling

I always knew it, even though I didn’t have a name for it for a long time. “I a boy!”…

By John B.

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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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