Kailey Christian

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Cane Ridge High School

Nashville, Tennessee

Kailey Christian graduated from the University of Alabama in 2012 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to join Teach For America. She is currently in her third year of teaching high school English language arts and English language learners at Cane Ridge High School.

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Posted May 7, 2015

This Is Why I Teach

When I first joined Teach For America, I thought I knew why I wanted to teach. Obviously, I wanted to…

By Kailey Christian

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Posted May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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