David McGuire

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Indianapolis, Indiana

David McGuire is a public charter school teacher in Indianapolis, as well as a Teach Plus Policy Fellow. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana State University for educational leadership.

Driven by the lack of having African-American male teachers in his classrooms growing up, David helped launched the Educate ME Foundation, which is geared towards increasing the number of Black men pursuing teaching as a career.

A born and raised Hoosier, he is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for all students in Indianapolis. He blogs at Indy/Ed.

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Posted Jan. 8, 2021

School Leadership After COVID Starts With Grace, Patience, Empathy and Flexibility

It was Friday, March 13, 2020, and I was sitting in my office, after the building had cleared, in disbelief…

By David McGuire

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Posted Sep. 11, 2020

This School Really Called the Police on a Black Child for Playing With a Toy Gun on Camera

Recently, I saw a mother post on Facebook about how her son’s school called the cops on her child. In…

By David McGuire

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Posted June 10, 2020

Educators, Don’t Be Loud in the Streets, But Silent in the Schools

Amid the horror and sadness of the murder of unarmed Black people at the hands of police officers, we are…

By David McGuire

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Posted Aug. 29, 2017

One-Size-Fits-All Isn’t Working for Boys of Color. Here’s How We Fix It.

What if school was centered and designed around the needs of all students? It is a fairly simple question that…

By David McGuire

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Posted Aug. 18, 2017

My Family Lived a Lie From First to Fifth Grade So I Could Go to a Better School

Before it was a rally cry, before it was used by politicians as a platform to win elections, before it…

By David McGuire

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Posted July 18, 2017

Don’t Be Fooled, There Are High-Performing Schools That Are Still Failing Children

I haven’t been given the opportunity to have children of my own yet; however, as an educator, I have spoken…

By David McGuire

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Posted Jan. 17, 2017

How Martin Luther King Jr. Drives My Passion for School Choice

Yesterday we celebrated our 31st annual Martin Luther King Day. While schools were closed and students had the day off, many…

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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