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 Feb. 11, 2020

Real Reformers Keep Pushing for Better Outcomes Even When There Are No Easy Answers

A few nights ago the CEO for Baltimore Public Schools joined my colleagues on the 8 Black Hands podcast to discuss her efforts to improve…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Feb. 13, 2020

My Daughter Has Autism and She Isn’t Just Learning Black History, She’s Ready to Teach It

Almost everyone in my family is a quick talker and quick answer-er. In fact, we hardly ever have a family discussion where people can complete…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 18, 2020

Black History Is American History and Should Be Celebrated All Year Long

As a Minnesotan, February is a signal that the warmth of spring is so close yet so far away (seriously, last Thursday the high was two…

By Simone Hardeman-Jones

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