Kim Wilborn

The second cohort of student A Disciplined Life ambassadors kicked off the 2014-2015 school year with a workshop designed to empower these young ethical leaders with key facts about Perspectives' history and signature social-emotional learning curriculum: A Disciplined Life.

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Student, Perspectives Charter School

Chicago, Illinois

Kim Wilborn, 13, is an eighth grader at Perspectives Middle Academy in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood in Chicago. She will enter Perspectives High School of Technology this fall.

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016
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How My School Helped Me Get Straight A’s, Lose Weight, and Forgive My Drug-Addict Birth Mom

Perspectives Charter School isn’t just a school for me. It has given me the foundation to open up my heart.…

By Kim Wilborn

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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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