Benjamin Feinberg

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Los Angeles, California

Benjamin Feinberg is an eighth-grade math teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School. After school, he is a MESA advisor and coaches students to run the Los Angeles Marathon with Students Run Los Angeles.

He has taught in charter schools and public schools during his eight years working in education. He has a master’s in urban education from Loyola Marymount University.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2016

Do Charter Schools Really Rely on Private Money?

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across this piece of news: Kipp Ignite Academy has received $100,000…

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Posted Nov. 17, 2016

You Might Be Surprised Who’s Trying to Hold Charter Schools Accountable in Los Angeles

Yesterday, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) made a public call for non-renewal of six charter schools. The statement said…

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Posted Aug. 24, 2016

Los Angeles Charter Schools Are Outperforming Traditional Schools in Math and English

Today, California will release the 2015-2016 CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance) Scores. But I have already seen…

By Benjamin Feinberg

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Posted Aug. 16, 2016

Los Angeles Is Losing Good Teachers Because of This Policy

Teachers unions often argue that the “last in, first out (LIFO)” policy is the only fair way to lay off…

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 7, 2020

Schools Are Essential, So Let’s Reopen the Right Way This Fall

This afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “We want to get our schools open. We want to get them open, quickly, beautifully in the fall.” I…

By Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

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Posted July 6, 2020

Q&A: 12-Year-Old Amir Lumumba on Why Schools Need More Counselors and Fewer Cops

On Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, brightbeam’s Director of Activism, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar will moderate a virtual town hall called #ReimagingingSchoolSafety. Special guests include:…

By Laura Waters

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