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 Feb. 11, 2020

Real Reformers Keep Pushing for Better Outcomes Even When There Are No Easy Answers

A few nights ago the CEO for Baltimore Public Schools joined my colleagues on the 8 Black Hands podcast to discuss her efforts to improve…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Feb. 13, 2020

My Daughter Has Autism And She Isn’t Just Learning Black History, She’s Ready to Teach It

Almost everyone in my family is a quick talker and quick answer-er. In fact, we hardly ever have a family discussion where people can complete…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Feb. 10, 2020

When Cops Outweigh Counselors, Schools Set Students Up to Fail

Black Lives Matter. This statement has sparked inspiration, fear and anger across this nation, but this has always been the message that Black people in…

By Kelisa Wing

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