Marc Porter Magee

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Founder and CEO of 50CAN

Alexandria, Virginia

Marc Porter Magee is the founder and CEO of 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now. Before founding 50CAN in January 2011, Marc served as the chief operating officer for ConnCAN. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, three kids and two scruffy dogs.

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Posted Apr. 5, 2016
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Creative, Collaborative and Open: The Future of Education Advocacy

Over the past two years, 1,300 people applied for just 10 spots in 50CAN’s Education Advocacy Fellowship. The extraordinary response…

By Marc Porter Magee, Vallay Varro

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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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