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Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Trust Parents (Unless They Have Money)

Elizabeth Warren wants to batten down the hatches but unlike a ship captain who feels a duty to protect his passengers from an impending storm, Warren’s mission is to prevent them from escaping to safety—well, at least the poor ones. In her just released education plan, she isn’t throwing educational lifeboats to anybody who can’t pay—as… Continue reading Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Trust Parents (Unless They Have Money)

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There’s a Lot to Like About Stacey Abrams But Her Opposition to School Choice Isn’t One of Them

Stacey Abrams became something of a household name in the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms and tonight she will give the Democrat response to the President’s State of the Union Address. Abrams shot to political stardom when she came close to becoming Georgia’s first Black woman governor. And there would have been much… Continue reading There’s a Lot to Like About Stacey Abrams But Her Opposition to School Choice Isn’t One of Them

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Vesia Hawkins: Parents are Busy Making Choices

My Tennessee pal Vesia Hawkins weighed in on the recent report by EdChoice called Schooling in America and I must say that the findings that jumped out at Vesia also jumped out at me. According to the report, teachers overwhelmingly don’t trust parents and that makes for some head scratching for the millions of parents… Continue reading Vesia Hawkins: Parents are Busy Making Choices

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Guest Post: I’m a Fierce Advocate For Educational Equity. And Then I Had My Own Kid. With Autism.

By Zachary Wright For years, I have experienced the world of education through the role of a teacher. I’ve engaged in discussions about fair funding formulas and school segregation. I’ve advocated for access to effective charter schools. I’ve mentored students who, due to systemic racism both in education as well as housing, find themselves without… Continue reading Guest Post: I’m a Fierce Advocate For Educational Equity. And Then I Had My Own Kid. With Autism.

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We Strap Roller Skates on Their Feet and Push Parents Out the Door

By Shawnta Barnes At the recent Citizen Education Blogger Training and Media Meet-up, titled “A Discussion of Education, the Media, and Our Communities in Washington D.C.”, there was a panel discussion on education, poverty, racial justice, and the media. Panelist Pat Brantley, CEO of Friendship Public Charter Schools, when speaking about parents exercising choice said, “Parents when… Continue reading We Strap Roller Skates on Their Feet and Push Parents Out the Door