Perpetual Baffour

Guest Blogger

Research Assistant, Center for American Progress

Washington, D.C.

Perpetual Baffour is a research assistant for the education policy team at the Center for American Progress. Her work focuses on innovation, fiscal equity and standards in K-12 education reform.

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Posted Jan. 26, 2016

These Numbers Are Sobering, But They Make the Case for High Standards

Success stories often make for good newspaper articles, and the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta has recently received national attention…

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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