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 Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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