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 Mar. 31, 2020

Millions of Low-Income Students Are Being Denied Access to Internet

Access to public education is now a fundamental right. All 50 states mandate public education in their state constitutions. Once states made public education compulsory,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Mar. 31, 2020

Now Is the Perfect Time for White Teachers to Do ‘The Work’ of Anti-Racism

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted, well, everything, but at times I find that I have more time to communicate, virtually if necessary, with family and…

By Jay Wamsted

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Posted Mar. 30, 2020

Parents, Stop Freaking Out, Teachers Aren’t Perfect Either

This year, there will be no more school bells. There will be no more pencils to sharpen or papers to pass out. There will be…

By Angela Graham

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