Mary Morel

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Mary Morel is in her second year as a OneGoal Fellow and is a high school senior at Bronx Lighthouse Charter School in New York. Mary will be the first in her family to graduate from college, where she plans on double majoring in political science and economics.

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Posted Jan. 10, 2017
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I Had to Stop Blowing Off School So I Could Make a Difference in My Community

I’m not ashamed to admit that I fell into the stereotype of a student that previously never understood the importance…

By Mary Morel

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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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