Victor A. Kwansa

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Education Advocate

Prince George's County, Maryland

Victor A. Kwansa is an attorney, education advocate, poet and essayist from Prince George’s County, Maryland. He received a B.A. in political science from Yale University in 2008, and he graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011. His essays have been featured in The Huffington Post, Blavity, and a Yale booklet for incoming freshmen. His poetry has been featured in Essence magazine, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action, and Yale’s student publication, Sphere. In 2010, he was featured in The Root’s gallery of up-and-coming artists and entrepreneurs. He has spoken and/or performed at universities, K-12 schools, and community centers. Victor’s website features his poetry and essays about social justice and Black historical figures.

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Posted July 18, 2018

How Hip-Hop Helped Me Get Into the Ivy League

Although I grew up with a lot of familial and school support—and too often that is soul-crushingly rare—another, much more…

By Victor A. Kwansa

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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