Perpetual Baffour

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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
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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 Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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