Ryan Miller

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Teacher

New York City, New York

J. Ryan Miller teaches AP World History at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, where he is also the history department chair. He also teaches a graduate course for social studies teachers at the Relay Graduate School of Education. For shorter thoughts on history, teaching, and the Green Bay Packers, follow him on Twitter.

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Posted Mar. 10, 2016

It’s No Myth: Teachers Are Heroes But Not for the Reasons You Think

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” —Mike Tyson The recent profile of author Ed Boland in…

By Ryan Miller

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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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