Lillian Rida

Guest Blogger

Student

United States

Lillian is a 16-year-old Syrian Muslim. She was born and raised in America. Even though she has never been to Syria before, she feels extremely connected to her country. She feels as though no one is too young or too old to change the world. This is why she writes.

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Posted Dec. 22, 2015

I’m a Student Working for Peace, Not a Terrorist Threat

In school we are taught about historical events such as discrimination or segregation. We become educated about the mistakes of…

By Lillian Rida

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Posted July 21, 2017

Parents, Educators and Community Members Speak Out Against the NAACP’s Charter Moratorium

“All over the country, dedicated educators of color are leading charter schools that cultivate the minds of children too-often locked out of success in traditional public schools.”…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted July 20, 2017

Without the Office for Civil Rights, My High School Would Have Continued to Discriminate Against Students Like Me

You may have seen the news. On July 11, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos responded to a letter written by Senator Patty Murray, which questioned the…

By Elijah Armstrong

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Posted July 20, 2017

Thought Charter and District Schools Couldn’t Work Together? Newark Has Found a Way

It’s often noted that the original vision for charter schools, championed by legendary teachers’ union leader Al Shanker and others, was that they’d be “laboratories…

By Charles Sahm

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