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 Jan. 10, 2019

Showing Up and Doing Well in School Should Lead to Better Opportunity But It’s Not Always True

Low-income and minority students are not being challenged nearly as much as their White peers in high school, according to a new study produced by…

By Kate Hardiman

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Posted Jan. 7, 2019

XQ’s 19th Super School Is an Oakland Diverse-by-Design Charter High School Founded by a Local Teacher

Today, Latitude High School becomes the 19th XQ Super School, and receives a five-year, $10 million grant to further its innovative work deepening students’ connections…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Jan. 8, 2019

My Student Asked Me If I Was Racist So I Told the Truth and Said Yes

“Mr. Wright, are you racist?” My West Philadelphia classroom, which had been filled with the sounds of shuffling papers, squeaking chairs, and the quintessential high-paced…

By Zachary Wright 

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