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…

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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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