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 Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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