Malaika Hankins

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Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Malaika Hankins is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Posted Feb. 1, 2016

Stop Talking As If My People Are The Problem, and You’re The Solution

Years of ribbing by older cousins has given me a thick skin that helps the daily work I do with…

By Malaika Hankins

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Posted May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

By Debbie Meyer

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

I always thought I’d be a professional baseball player. It was everything that ever mattered to me—even if I couldn’t play, I knew I wanted…

By Stephen Huff

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

By Joshua Michael Baker

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