Siobhan Gearty

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Siobhan Gearty is a Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. She is a seventh-grade English language arts and social studies teacher at Memorial Middle School in Hull, Massachusetts. She began her teaching career as a student volunteer in the Manchester Public Schools, an experience which sparked a desire to help students struggling with poverty. Siobhan then worked in the Brockton Public School system for four years as a Title 1 reading teacher.

Siobhan earned a B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College and an M.A.T in English from Boston College.

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Posted Feb. 13, 2017
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Here’s Our Chance to Support Great Teachers Achieving the ‘Impossible’

In classrooms across the United States, students who study under the Common Core or similarly rigorous standards are being held…

By Siobhan Gearty

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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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