Lillian Rida

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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
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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 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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