Rita Rathbone

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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…

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Posted Jan. 19, 2018

You Can Keep Your School Choice Debate. I’m Choosing the Best Option for My Child.

Growing up, I was TPS (Toledo Public Schools) proud! I have been a staunch advocate for public schools throughout my career, and yet, I took…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Jan. 22, 2018

Finding the Right School for Your Kid Shouldn’t Be a Privilege

This is National School Choice Week, coming at a time when the concept of choice has become one of the most polarizing in our educational…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Jan. 22, 2018

We Should Support Schools That Work. It’s Really That Simple.

Politics makes strange bedfellows. As a liberal who is theoretically supportive of unions, public education, governmental social programs, and wary of the private marketplace as…

By Zachary Wright 

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