Matthew Frankel

Guest Blogger

President, MDF Strategies

Montclair, New Jersey

Matthew Frankel has directed divisions as a C-suite executive for Cablevision, The Weinstein Company, and AOL. But after the adoption of his two children, Frankel shifted his professional focus to service-oriented positions within his home state of New Jersey and is deeply focused on community-based engagement in the City of Newark and education policy throughout the state of New Jersey.

Prior to his corporate experience, he served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, working as a press aide for House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Senator Debbie Stabenow, the Democratic Leadership Council and a variety of political campaigns.

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Posted Feb. 15, 2017

DeVos and the ‘Third Way’ Opportunity for Democratic Education Reformers

Democratic education reformers, like many parents throughout the country, passionately believe that our public education system is struggling and needs…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted Sep. 28, 2016

I Support Public Charter Schools, But Not This One

Montclair is a beautiful community in New Jersey, but it is not perfect. For a town that is anchored in…

By Matthew Frankel

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

Black Kids Don’t Need a Handout or a Shortcut, They Just Need Schools That Work

Outrage: Black Kids Are Dumb, Poor and Incapable of Success Do y’all remember the line from “The Color Purple,” “I’m poor, I’m Black…I may even…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Why We Need to Stop Thinking About Students in Terms of Strengths and Weaknesses

My son is a freshman in high school and this felt like my first report card pick up all over again. While I have access…

By LeeAndra Khan

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Posted Dec. 7, 2018

D.C.’s School Report Cards Set a New Standard for Community Engagement

As parents dropping our children off at school, many of us may wonder, will they have a good day? Will they do their best? Will…

By Mike Magee

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