Neyda Mendez

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Student, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

Washington, D.C.

Neyda Mendez is a student at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Washington, D.C., and an intern at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Posted Dec. 7, 2016

I Go to a Catholic High School and It’s Changed My Life

After spending my elementary and middle school years in public schools, I stumbled upon a private school called Don Bosco…

By Neyda Mendez

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Posted July 10, 2020

Black Lives Don’t Matter to Trump and DeVos. That’s Why They’re in a Hurry to Send Our Kids Back to School.

A few weeks ago, I watched my good friend’s nephew jump and tussle around on a trampoline with his friends at his eighth birthday party.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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