Malene Lawrence

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San Antonio, Texas

Malene Lawrence is a native New Yorker who taught for 15 years in traditional, charter and private schools in New York City and upstate New York. She is now living in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, a principal, and raising two sons who attend different charter schools.

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Posted June 16, 2015

A Complete Response to the Washington Post

I recently wrote a letter to the editor at The Washington Post about a recent article that I felt unfairly…

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Posted May 8, 2015

Giving Our Teachers First-Class Treatment All Year Long

Every year, during the first week in May, we take some time to honor the men and women who give…

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Posted Apr. 30, 2015

Success Academy’s Secret Sauce

As a proud New York City educator who has taught in traditional public elementary schools, public charters and private schools,…

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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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