Shugri Bashir

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Student, St. Louis Park Senior High

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Shugri Bashir is 17 years old and a proud young Somali woman. She is a graduating senior at St. Louis Park Senior High and plans to attend Normandale Community College in the fall.

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Posted June 3, 2015

In College, I Will Create My Own Narrative

Education—a nine-letter word that somehow carries the weight of the world. It’s something that many take advantage of, while others…

By Shugri Bashir

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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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