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 Nov. 30, 2020

Without Data, We Can’t Fight for Our Students’ Futures

Sometimes, data can seem pesky. Just ask the folks who continue to suggest that coronavirus spikes are merely the result of increased testing. “You know…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Nov. 30, 2020

It’s Not a Discipline Problem, You’re Just Not Engaging Your Students

Here’s a dirty little secret about teachers that few people care to admit: Many teachers with poor classroom management aren’t strong instructional. I would never assume…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

One Memphis Mom (and Grandma) Has a Thanksgiving Message for Joe Biden

Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

By Erika Sanzi

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