Latasha Gandy

Guest Blogger

Program Director, Students for Education Reform

St. Paul, Minnesota

Latasha Gandy is the Minnesota Program Director for Students for Education Reform (SFER). Latasha co-founded and co-led SFER’s chapter at Metropolitan State University from 2012 until she graduated magna cum laude in the spring of 2013. Latasha’s responsibilities include recruiting, training and leading the student coalition’s campaign and event planning process, as well as building strategic relationships between student organizers and elected officials, community partners and donors.

Latasha attended St. Paul Public Schools as a teenager. She is also the mother of two daughters, age 11 and 6, who attend Harvest Prep and KIPP North Star Academy.

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Posted Jan. 11, 2016

Don’t Believe the Hype: Standardized Tests Are Good for Children, Families and Schools

A major effort is underway to cut back on standardized testing because many, including President Obama and Minnesota Gov. Mark…

By Latasha Gandy

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Posted Feb. 3, 2015

A Sad Tradition: Black Parents Fighting for Equitable Schools

When six other African-American parents and I traveled from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., last month for a Congressional Committee hearing,…

By Latasha Gandy

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Posted Nov. 6, 2014

Education Reform Isn’t a Game to Me

I’m an education “reformer” and proud of it. It’s not an easy thing to say. The Internet is littered with…

By Latasha Gandy

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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