Latasha Gandy

Guest Blogger

Program Director, Students for Education Reform

St. Paul, Minnesota

Latasha Gandy is the Minnesota Program Director for Students for Education Reform (SFER). Latasha co-founded and co-led SFER’s chapter at Metropolitan State University from 2012 until she graduated magna cum laude in the spring of 2013. Latasha’s responsibilities include recruiting, training and leading the student coalition’s campaign and event planning process, as well as building strategic relationships between student organizers and elected officials, community partners and donors.

Latasha attended St. Paul Public Schools as a teenager. She is also the mother of two daughters, age 11 and 6, who attend Harvest Prep and KIPP North Star Academy.

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Posted Jan. 11, 2016

Don’t Believe the Hype: Standardized Tests Are Good for Children, Families and Schools

A major effort is underway to cut back on standardized testing because many, including President Obama and Minnesota Gov. Mark…

By Latasha Gandy

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Posted Feb. 3, 2015

A Sad Tradition: Black Parents Fighting for Equitable Schools

When six other African-American parents and I traveled from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., last month for a Congressional Committee hearing,…

By Latasha Gandy

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Posted Nov. 6, 2014

Education Reform Isn’t a Game to Me

I’m an education “reformer” and proud of it. It’s not an easy thing to say. The Internet is littered with…

By Latasha Gandy

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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