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…

By Benjamin Feinberg

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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…

By Benjamin Feinberg

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Posted June 19, 2019
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There’s a Difference Between a ‘Good’ School and Choosing Whiteness and Wealth

It’s nearly summer, and while for most that means the end of a school year, for many it also means transition. Preschoolers transition to kindergarten,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 19, 2019

Just Like Emancipation, Quality Schools Are Being Delayed and Denied to Black Students

“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” While many Americans are waiting with baited breath for July 4,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted June 18, 2019
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What It’s Like to Attend School in Rural America

On a rainy day in May of 2018, I toured a public school in northern Pennsylvania. Most of the students were eligible for free lunch.…

By Jennifer Wahl

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