Matthew Lynch

Guest Blogger

Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies and an Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Union University

Richmond, Virginia

Matthew Lynch is a writer, activist and the Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies and an Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Union University. He spent seven years as a social studies and special education teacher in Mississippi—an experience that gave him a view of the challenges facing education reform.

His articles and opeds appear regularly in the Huffington Post, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Education Week. He has authored and edited a number of books on school reform and school leadership.

Dr. Lynch earned a bachelor’s in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi, and his master’s and PhD in education from Jackson State University.

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Posted Feb. 5, 2015

Why K-12 Education Still Needs Federal Oversight

Educating American children has always been a responsibility that has fallen heavily on the states. As the public school system…

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Posted Jan. 29, 2015

Smart Move: D.C. Invests $20 Million in Minority Male Students

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan to invest $20 million to support programs for Washington, D.C.’s, men of…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2014

4 Ways Common Core Teaches Life Skills

One of the loudest arguments against Common Core Standards is that they don’t apply to “real-life” situations and that their…

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Posted Dec. 1, 2014

5 Reasons I’m Thankful I’m an Educator

Like many others, I’d like to take time after this holiday weekend to reflect on my blessings and particularly the…

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Posted Nov. 21, 2014

Combining Dream Teachers and Higher Standards

Imagine a world where imagination is all that is needed to create dream schools run by dream teachers. That’s the…

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Posted Oct. 8, 2014

Why Mississippi Needs a Common Core Boost

This school year, every public school student in my home state of Mississippi will get their first taste of Common…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Last week, two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks here in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

ICE Took My Students’ Parents Away

In my classroom there is a poster that says, “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.” This poster is more than some…

By Derek Voiles

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Posted Apr. 18, 2018

Here’s How We’re Giving Rich, White Families a Stealth School Voucher

Rich, mostly White homeowners are officially on welfare. I know. I was as surprised as you are. But millions of affluent homeowners filed their taxes…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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