Eric Lerum

Posted Nov. 30, 2016

Are Charter Schools and Teachers Unions Compatible?

All of us at Education Post believe that open, honest conversation among people with a diversity of viewpoints can help bridge differences and lead to…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Nov. 30, 2016

We Got Our Hands on Unionized Charter School Teacher Contracts and Here’s What We Found

What stands out most about the debate around unionizing charter schools, however, is how shockingly little we know about what it even means. …

By Eric Lerum

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Posted June 13, 2016

Here’s How Secretary King Is Living Up to a 50-Year-Old Promise

Kevin Kosar, a fellow at a conservative think tank, wrote a blog post for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute aimed at Education Secretary John King’s…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Apr. 29, 2016

For Millions of Students, the Entire K-12 Education System Is a Sham

Scores for 12th graders on the NAEP math and reading assessments were released this week, and the news wasn’t good. Reading scores were flat (and have…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Mar. 15, 2016

‘Opting In’ to a Public Education System That Works

Over the past year, there has been a lot of attention paid to the “opt-out” movement growing in pockets across U.S. public schools. Indeed, it’s…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Jan. 13, 2016

Bar Talk: Jennifer Berkshire and Education Reform Advocate Eric Lerum talk about the future of teacher unions.

EduShyster is the blog of freelance journalist and public education advocate Jennifer Berkshire. Eric Lerum is Vice President of Growth and Strategy at America Succeeds and formerly worked for Students First.  The two of them met in a New York City bar to sip, chew, and talk about the future of teachers' unions and Berkshire and has posted their conversation as a podcast at her website. We recently sat down at a NYC bar to chew (and sip) over…

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Posted Jan. 1, 2016

From Our Friends: Here Are Our Hopes for 2016

Last week I put out a call to all the members of our growing network of bloggers and friends to share their hopes for 2016…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 21, 2015

The Economic Impact of Education Reform Could Be Huge

The question of how much education reform can help improve the economy is a persistent one that many research and academic folks have endeavored to…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Dec. 3, 2015

Don’t Listen to Diane: ‘Proficiency’ Means Exactly What You Think It Means

Last week, Diane Ravitch wrote a cheery piece on her blog about a story asserting that Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be shifting his position on…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted Nov. 12, 2015

Looking Back on Race to the Top With Clear Eyes

The U.S. Department of Education released a report today examining the impact of the federal Race to the Top competitive grant program. In the report’s…

By Eric Lerum

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Posted May 26, 2020

I’m a Black Woman on My Way to Becoming a Doctor Because I Never Gave Up

I grew up believing that excellence is not an option, but rather an obligation.  I breezed through high school. I didn’t have to study hard…

By Oluwaseun Adebagbo

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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