Rita Rathbone

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Durham Public Schools

Durham, North Carolina

Rita Rathbone is a lifelong resident of North Carolina. Rathbone completed a full tour of her state with degrees from Western Carolina University, East Carolina University, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she recently completed her Ed.D. in educational leadership.

Rathbone is a former North Carolina Teaching Fellow and a National Board Certified Teacher visual arts teacher with 16 years of experience. She currently work as a teacher, magnet coordinator and curriculum specialist in Durham Public Schools.

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Posted Aug. 12, 2016
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Choice and Segregation in Durham, North Carolina

Rita Rathbone, Ed.D., is a teacher and magnet coordinator at a traditional public school in Durham, North Carolina, who is…

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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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