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Agents Of The State

“How many of you have a child that you believe in and no one else does?” Seats shift. “How many of you can relate to the children in front of …

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Teacher Appreciation

The last time I saw her, she was a proud teacher to students with special needs. We discussed the future of activism in education and the great work coming out …

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Stare Them In The Eyes

When John Norton, editor and writing guru, was having long conversations with me on Skype about the direction of my book, he often told me that the book would elevate …

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Raisins Exploding In The Sun

“… when someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked …

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Opting Out of Everything

This idea that the standardized test is the ultimate way to ensure passage to the next level sounds like pseudo-meritocratic drivel. Thus, we’re opting out.