Pat Marshall

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Petersburg, Illinois

Pat Marshall is a Teach Plus Illinois Teaching Policy Fellow. Pat teaches AP English and speech at PORTA High School in Petersburg, Illinois, where she also sponsors an award-winning Future Problem Solvers program.

Pat is the president of the PORTA Education Association and has served as a member of the inaugural teacher advisory committee with the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.

A National Board Certified Teacher, she earned her BA in English from Western Illinois University and her MA in English from Northern Illinois University.

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Posted Feb. 6, 2018

Don’t Think We Need DACA? My Students Prove You Wrong

I teach in rural Central Illinois, and my high school, PORTA, is predominantly White, like most of the small 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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