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 Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of TeachPlus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center For Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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