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 June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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