Audrey Kim

Guest Blogger

Policy and Staff Assistant, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Washington, D.C.

Audrey Kim is the policy and staff assistant at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. She received her B.A. from the American University, where she studied political theory and philosophy. Audrey is interested in exploring the impact education policy can have on students and communities.

Her experience includes working with research organizations like Child Trends as well as with policy and advocacy groups like the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys long walks on the wharf in Southwest D.C. with her dog, Baby.

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Posted Sep. 2, 2016

Why the Melding of Politics, Social Activism and Education Isn’t Just a Passing Fancy for Millennials

Two years ago, I matriculated from one of the most liberal, activist college campuses in the country. In the months…

By Audrey Kim

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Posted Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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