Carol Coker

Guest Blogger

Charter School Parent

Chicago, Illinois

Carol Coker is the proud parent of two daughters who attend Catalyst Maria Charter School and a resident of Chatham on the South Side of Chicago.

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Posted Oct. 19, 2015

Alderman Sawyer and Chicago City Council, Please Don’t Limit Chicago Families’ Opportunities and Choices

I am the proud parent of two daughters who attend Catalyst Maria Charter School and a resident of Chatham on…

By Carol Coker

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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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Posted July 7, 2020

Parents, It’s Way Past Time to Break Up With Traditional Education and School Funding

This pandemic is an opportunity to change not only how we educate children, but how we fund that education. Right now, school and district leaders…

By Christina Laster

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