Steven G. Fouts

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Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Steven G. Fouts, Ed.D., is an educator, op-ed writer and social entrepreneur with 20 years of experience spanning elementary through post-secondary education. He currently teaches history and mathematics at Fredrick Douglass Academy High School in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and is active in building enterprises that can improve K-12 education. He is also a member of Educators for Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led education policy organization.

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Posted Dec. 5, 2017

Want to Solve the Problems of Our Most Challenged Schools? Better Include the Teachers.

Late this summer, Illinois passed landmark legislation reforming our inequitable and outdated school funding formula. Many would say this was…

By Steven G. Fouts

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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