Ryan Miller

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New York City, New York

J. Ryan Miller teaches AP World History at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, where he is also the history department chair. He also teaches a graduate course for social studies teachers at the Relay Graduate School of Education. For shorter thoughts on history, teaching, and the Green Bay Packers, follow him on Twitter.

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Posted Mar. 10, 2016

It’s No Myth: Teachers Are Heroes But Not for the Reasons You Think

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” —Mike Tyson The recent profile of author Ed Boland in…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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