LéAnn Murphy Cassidy

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2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year

Middlebury, Connecticut

LéAnn Murphy Cassidy, Ed.S., is the 2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year, as well as a 2018 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Finalist. She is a Social Studies and U.S. History Teacher at Memorial Middle School, in Middlebury, Connecticut, where she also serves as the Lead Teacher and Master Mentor.

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

Our Job as Educators Is to Help Our Students See Good in the World. This Is What Our Country Needs Right Now.

When I became a history teacher, my job was to help students think for themselves: to look at multiple perspectives…

By LéAnn Murphy Cassidy

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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. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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