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…

By Benjamin Feinberg

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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 Feb. 25, 2020

Now That Trump Is Abandoning Charter Schools, Democrats Are Free to Champion a Truly Progressive Education Platform

I could be Bernie Sanders’ daughter. After all, my parents were much like him, children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in New York…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Feb. 24, 2020

Here’s What I Told My Students After ‘Karen From Mike Bloomberg’s Campaign’ Texted Me

Last week, I received a text from “Karen from Mike Bloomberg’s campaign.” She wrote that “with so much at stake, Americans deserve a Democratic candidate…

By Ashley McCall

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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