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

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…

By Rita Rathbone

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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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