Francis Connolly

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Future Leaders Fellow, American Federation for Children

New York City, New York

Francis Connolly is a Future Leaders Fellow at the American Federation for Children and the Vice Chairman of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Alumni Board. He recently earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at SUNY Old Westbury in New York.

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Posted Oct. 8, 2020

As Usual, Education Is Not a Priority for Our Presidential Candidates

With less than four weeks until election day, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden finished their first presidential…

By Francis Connolly

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Posted Jan. 18, 2022

Lawmakers Pay Teachers Lip Service, But from Subs to Curriculum, They Don’t Respect Us

The other day, my wife and I watched the first episode of the new sitcom Abbott Elementary.  In this episode, there’s a hilarious scene where…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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Posted Jan. 10, 2022

America Is Losing Sight Of Teachers’ Humanity

Do you remember when teachers were heroes? It was a pretty great week. I got a couple of Amazon gift cards from my students and…

By Garris Landon Stroud

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Posted Jan. 13, 2022

Explained: How to Run for Your Local School Board

School boards (in some states “school committees”) sit at the intersection of civic engagement, local politics, and community service. The school board is a team…

By Brianna Crowley

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