Perpetual Baffour

Guest Blogger

Research Assistant, Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C.

Perpetual Baffour is a research assistant for the education policy team at the Center for American Progress. Her work focuses on innovation, fiscal equity and standards in K-12 education reform.

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Posted Jan. 26, 2016

These Numbers Are Sobering, But They Make the Case for High Standards

Success stories often make for good newspaper articles, and the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta has recently received national attention…

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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