Jennifer Berkshire

Posted Jan. 6, 2020

There Are So Many Things Wrong With This Piece in ‘The Nation.’ Here Are My Top 4.

On New Year’s Eve “The Nation” published an analysis by Jennifer Berkshire called “The Democrats’ School Choice Problem.” Her piece is instructive because it illustrates a strategy…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 24, 2017

DeVos May Be a Lot of Things But a White Supremacist Isn’t One of Them

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently found herself, per usual, swarmed by protesters at a recent appearance at Harvard. But something stood out in the…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Apr. 21, 2016

VIDEO: Peter Cunningham Visits the Lion’s Den at the Network for Public Education

So I did my panel with Jennifer Berkshire (a.k.a. “Edushyster”) in front of an audience of education reform opponents at the Network for Public Education…

By Peter Cunningham

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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. 6, 2016

Are Black Parents Sheep? How to Gin Up Charter School Fears With Subprime Mortgage Analogies

Like millions of Americans who took the deep dive into subprime mortgages with a viewing of “The Big Short,” I emerged from the theater seething…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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Posted July 7, 2020

Schools Are Essential, So Let’s Reopen the Right Way This Fall

This afternoon, President Donald Trump said, “We want to get our schools open. We want to get them open, quickly, beautifully in the fall.” I…

By Zakiya Sankara-Jabar

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