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Posted July 8, 2016
speakup

I Didn’t Need the 1% to Tell Me Schools Need Reforming, As a Black Urban Parent I Already Knew

It’s always funny when I get to the part about supporting school reform. As an organizer working with parents who…

By Khulia Pringle

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Posted Jan. 6, 2016

A Teacher Changed My Life, Now I Want to Do That For Others

I’m student teaching now which means my days are about learning to walk as a teacher, while also thinking about…

By Khulia Pringle

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Posted Oct. 30, 2015
blackmoms2

If You Can’t Teach My Black Children, Admit It and Move On

Every morning I woke up and got my kids dressed ready for school. They knew I was serious as a heart…

By Khulia Pringle

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
realchoice

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
parentinvolvement

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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