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…

By Paul Asjes

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Posted Nov. 20, 2020

I’m Thankful for the Activists Who Are Knocking Down Doors and Taking Their Seats at the Table

Picture this—it’s Thanksgiving, the whole family’s waiting to eat but as usual, dinner is delayed and hangriness is a whole ass mood—but no one can…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Nov. 24, 2020

Let’s Get Back to Grace and Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Living through a pandemic is rough. It’s an experience that we are all wanting to come to an end. It has caused businesses to shut…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 23, 2020

One Memphis Mom (and Grandma) Has a Thanksgiving Message for Joe Biden

Sarah Carpenter, executive director of Memphis Lift, spent much of the 2020 primary season bringing her message—her plea—for liberation from failing schools to all who were…

By Erika Sanzi

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