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. 13, 2019

The Story I Wish ‘Harriet’ Told Our Students

I took my children to see “Harriet” this past weekend, and I was truly entertained. The story of Harriet Tubman was one I learned about…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

While We Get Lost in the Wrong Arguments, Too Many of Our Kids Aren’t Ready for the Future

As a Generation Xer, I was sold the dream in the 1990s that one day we would all telecommute to work, execute our daily duties…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 11, 2019

We Need a New Way of Talking About Students Who Face Barriers Erected by Adults and Sustained by Broken Systems

I bring John, David, Ana and Sally into every training, strategy session and decision-making room I occupy.  Well, actually I bring their stories, to remind…

By Cami Anderson

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