Matthew Fulle

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Guest Blogger

Student, Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Matt Fulle is an intern at Education Post and an undergraduate at Northwestern University’s School of Communication studying communication studies and legal studies. He has spent the last 5 years working to advance student voice in education reform. In high school, he helped to start a pilot program for student surveys as a form of teacher evaluation for the Seattle Public School District. In college, he was the external programming coordinator for Northwestern University’s chapter of Students for Education Reform.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2016
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America’s Students Have to Be the Hope We Can Believe In

I went through all of high school and most of college with President Barack Obama. I am part of a…

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Posted Dec. 6, 2016
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Students of Color Say These 6 Things Impact Their Health and Wellness

The Center for Promise has partnered with students across America to publish a first-of-its-kind report titled Barriers to Wellness: Voices…

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Posted Sep. 26, 2016
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Students Need Respect, Not Admiration.

Adults admire students who stand up to have their voices heard. Reformers share their stories and news outlets report on…

By Matthew Fulle

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Posted Sep. 21, 2016
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WATCH: Here’s Why We Should Really Listen to Student Voices

  “If we really listened to student voices, we’d be shocked by what we heard.”   What’s the goal of…

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016
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Thank a Teacher: How Arne Duncan Found His Voice

Everybody has their inspiration. Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told us about how he was inspired and challenged…

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Posted July 11, 2016
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Debunking the Myths of Student Voice

Education activist Chris Stewart told me in a recent interview that “it’s almost like we’re putting people through a meatpacking…

By Matthew Fulle

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Posted June 30, 2016
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How I Stumbled on the Real Power of Student Voice

Here’s a conundrum. The purpose of schools is to educate students. But students have little to no input in their…

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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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