Paul Asjes

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Math Teacher, School of Performing Arts

New York City, New York

Paul Asjes is a math teacher at School of Performing Arts in the Bronx and chapter leader of the local teachers union, the United Federation of Teachers.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2015

This Teacher Says Opting Out Is the Wrong Answer

Next week my seventh graders will sit for the state math test. They’ll answer a battery of questions, testing their…

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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