Ralph Blackman

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Ralph S. Blackman is the president and CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, the organization responsible for the development of Ask, Listen, Learn. The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is a national not-for-profit that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by leading distillers.

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Posted Feb. 9, 2017

Here’s How You Talk to Kids About Alcohol

Raising smart, healthy kids is a challenge. During the middle school years in particular, when all kinds of temptations abound,…

By Ralph S. Blackman

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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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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