Eric Lerum

Guest Blogger

Education Consultant

Jersey City, New Jersey

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Posted Oct. 12, 2015

Can’t We Just Agree That Great Schools Are Great for Students?

A few weeks ago, a story broke in the Los Angeles Times about a plan to expand access to public…

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Posted Oct. 6, 2015

Here’s Why Race to the Top Was So Genius

In September 2009, I was asked to spearhead the District of Columbia’s efforts to win a Race to the Top…

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Posted Sep. 8, 2015

These Two Court Decisions Show Just How Far Behind We Are on Education

School districts, despite their track record of not educating tens of millions of students, are still the only protected mechanism…

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Posted Sep. 1, 2015

The Odd Couples of Education: Teachers Unions and the GOP

We were recently treated to the most in-depth conversations yet on the campaign trail regarding education policy, courtesy of a…

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Posted Aug. 13, 2015

Really, Randi? This Is What You Want to Ask the Candidates?

The first major presidential debate for Republican candidates was last week, and though there were plenty of stories coming out…

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Posted Aug. 4, 2015

Another University Lost to Standards vs. Diversity

Diverse student bodies make for a more enriching learning experience, and top-tier institutions should continue to aim high when it…

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Posted July 28, 2015

Poverty Matters, But It’s Not Destiny

A short piece on Slate last week told a familiar grim story. According to new data released by the Annie E.…

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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…

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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…

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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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