Halli Bayer

Guest Blogger

Attorney and Former Educator

Los Angeles, California

Halli Bayer is an attorney and former middle school English teacher. Since she left the classroom, she has been working in public education law, policy and funding. Halli lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Posted June 29, 2016

How California’s Education Politics Brought Me to Tears, Again

You know how Tom Hanks’ character in “A League of Their Own” insists that there’s “no crying in baseball”? For…

By Halli Bayer

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Posted May 10, 2016

Integration Is Hard, But These Schools Are Doing It

When was the last time you walked into a school and saw a rainbow of students of different races and…

By Halli Bayer

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Posted Apr. 27, 2016

Coffee Break: Charter School Leader Ramona Patrick on Diversity and Busy Summers

Ramona Patrick is the founding principal of Citizens of the World, Silver Lake in Los Angeles. The Citizens of the…

By Halli Bayer

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Posted Mar. 30, 2016

Coffee Break: L.A. School Board Candidate on Downward Dogs, Underdogs and Finding His ‘Happy Place’

Nick Melvoin is an ed reformer running to represent District 4 on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board.…

By Halli Bayer

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Posted Mar. 2, 2016

Are Black and Latino Students Stuck With Low-Performing Teachers? Vergara Might Give Us an Answer

I used to teach in a Los Angeles Unified school, so the Vergara court case about teacher tenure is not…

By Halli Bayer

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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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