Kate Hardiman

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Kate Hardiman teaches English and religion in an inner city Chicago high school. She is currently obtaining her M.Ed. through Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education while teaching. Kate has worked in journalism for a number of years, writing for The College Fix, Minding the Campus and The Irish Rover during her time as an undergraduate at Notre Dame and for The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. In addition to Education Post, she currently freelances for the Washington Examiner on education research and policy issues. Some of her favorite books are Walden, Pillars of the Earth, and The Tender Bar.

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Posted Mar. 5, 2019

Here’s Why Homeschooling Isn’t Just the Latest Fad, It’s the Next Wave of Parent Choice

What do inner-city Black cultural enthusiasts, suburban Catholics and Silicon Valley techies all have in common? Almost nothing, except that…

By Kate Hardiman

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Posted Jan. 10, 2019

Showing Up and Doing Well in School Should Lead to Better Opportunity But It’s Not Always True

Low-income and minority students are not being challenged nearly as much as their White peers in high school, according to…

By Kate Hardiman

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Posted Nov. 26, 2018

The Best Way to Fight Fake News Is With Real Teaching

A couple months ago, I heard a student at my school shout “fake news!” at friends down the hallway. It’s…

By Kate Hardiman

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

By Kunal Sindhu

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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