Steven G. Fouts

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Late this summer, Illinois passed landmark legislation reforming our inequitable and outdated school funding formula.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

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Posted Apr. 19, 2021

We Can’t Protect Our Students From Racism, But We Can Prepare Them to Combat and Reject It

On January 6, when an angry mob stormed the Capitol, I was in the middle of teaching my 7th grade English language arts students about…

By Travon Jefferson

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Posted Apr. 16, 2021

The Pandemic Is Exactly Why We Need Standardized Testing

In the next few weeks, nearly all school districts in the U.S. will offer at least some in-person instruction. The worst of the pandemic school…

By Evan Stone

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Posted Apr. 13, 2021

Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students’ Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley…

By Ikhlas Saleem

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