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Teacher Appreciation

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

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

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

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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Opting Out of Everything

Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

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.

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What Works For My Kids

Jose Vilson Jose 12 Comments

The New York Times’ Anna North recently asked me if I was a believer in learning styles, and I’m like, “No.” That’s not my fault, really. As a younger teacher, …