Wakeefah Borders

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Parent

Newark, New Jersey

Wakeefah Borders is a Newark, New Jersey native and advocate of public education. She has two children and strongly believes that success for future generations starts with a quality education.

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Posted Feb. 15, 2016

This Newark School Isn’t Wasting Any Time When It Comes to Kids Who Struggle

I am a parent who supports quality schools whether they are traditional district schools, private schools or public charter schools.…

By Wakeefah Borders

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Posted Sep. 11, 2017

Just Because Trump and DeVos Like Charter Schools Doesn’t Mean You Can’t, Too

A while ago school choice policies were gaining steam across the country. Charter schools and vouchers were still somewhat controversial, but more and more people…

By Andrew Pillow

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

Don’t Get Angry, Get Eva

Somehow, while managing a sprawling network of public charter schools serving 15,000 children, engaging in the day-to-day political combat of New York, and raising three…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Sep. 12, 2017

All the Black Kids Are Still Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

I attended a predominantly Latino grammar school. We were all friends for the most part—the Black students, Mexican students and the few White students that…

By Tanesha Peeples

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