Amanda Ripley

Posted Sep. 7, 2018

10 Issues We Could Solve in Education If We Really Wanted To

With another school year upon us, here are 10 issues facing public education in no particular order. They range from the structural to the cultural…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 23, 2015

Let’s Not Teach Our Kids to Opt Out

Opt-out:  An instance of choosing not to participate in something. I would like to opt out of writing this blog, but alas, I cannot. Because…

By Mike Thomas

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Posted Mar. 4, 2015

Grinch Videos and Timed Mile Runs: Can We Opt Out Too?

The more I think about the opt-out movement that has erupted over PARCC testing, the more I realize what a slippery slope it could unleash.…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Jan. 10, 2020

We Have to Get Education Right for Black Students and Families in 2020

I’m just going to get straight to the point. In 2020—and beyond—we have to get education right for Black students and families. Point blank and…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Jan. 16, 2020

National Parents Union Emerges to Disrupt Education Conversation

When it comes to education news and policy, we are used to hearing about the involvement of a union. However, typically the unions only represent…

By Andrew Pillow

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Posted Jan. 9, 2020

Democrats, This Is Your Moment to Make Equity More Than a Slogan

Where do Democratic candidates stand on public education? After last month’s Forum on Education, we know that the candidates are committed to increasing the federal…

By Richard Buery

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