Mike Thomas

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. 16, 2015

Don’t Stress the Test—And Try the Reese’s Waffles

My daughter started writing books in first grade, was a better writer than me by third grade, and now here she is in fifth grade,…

By Mike Thomas

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Posted Oct. 7, 2019

Here’s How You Can Talk About Christopher Columbus in Your Classroom

When I invite teachers to rethink how they teach Columbus at our semiannual UnColumbus Day Symposium in Philadelphia, many teachers think it’s not for them.…

By Ali Michael, Ph.D.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2019

Fellow Black Parents, It’s Time to Break the Silence About Our Kids With Disabilities

My mom and society have taught me that it is rude to offer advice when no one asks for it. But Black folks aren’t talking about…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all progressives. Bernie Sanders calls for a…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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