Steven G. Fouts

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Steven G. Fouts, Ed.D., is an educator, op-ed writer and social entrepreneur with 20 years of experience spanning elementary through post-secondary education. He currently teaches history and mathematics at Fredrick Douglass Academy High School in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and is active in building enterprises that can improve K-12 education. He is also a member of the Chicago Teachers Union and Educators for Excellence, a national teacher policy and advocacy organization.

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Posted Dec. 5, 2017

Want to Solve the Problems of Our Most Challenged Schools? Better Include the Teachers.

Late this summer, Illinois passed landmark legislation reforming our inequitable and outdated school funding formula. Many would say this was…

By Steven G. Fouts

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Posted June 19, 2019
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There’s a Difference Between a ‘Good’ School and Choosing Whiteness and Wealth

It’s nearly summer, and while for most that means the end of a school year, for many it also means transition. Preschoolers transition to kindergarten,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 19, 2019

Just Like Emancipation, Quality Schools Are Being Delayed and Denied to Black Students

“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” While many Americans are waiting with baited breath for July 4,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted June 18, 2019
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What It’s Like to Attend School in Rural America

On a rainy day in May of 2018, I toured a public school in northern Pennsylvania. Most of the students were eligible for free lunch.…

By Jennifer Wahl

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