Erika Sanzi

Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member and the chief editor of this site, Project Forever Free. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. She blogs at Good School Hunting and occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons who currently attend a district school, a charter school, and a private school—in 3 different zip codes! Rhode Island is home.

Latest Articles

No Easy Choices Except to Be Kind (and Butt Out!)

If we are to survive the stress and uncertainty of this year’s school reopenings, we are going to have to learn how...

Mom Crowd Funds the Scholarship Her Son with Autism Lost Because of the Pandemic

I stumbled upon the story of Gabe and he pretty much captured my heart. You'll soon see why. I reached out to...

Frederick Douglass’ Speech: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

We based the name of this site, Project Forever Free, on these words by Frederick Douglass: "Once you...

Themes Emerge from Surveys About Reopening Schools Including Significant Parent Interest in Full-Time Distance Learning

Mike Magee, the CEO of Chiefs for Change, shared some of the most significant findings and themes from a recent call...

Nostalgia Is a Problem When It Includes the Physical and Intellectual Bondage of Black Lives

Marc Porter Magee and Derrell Bradford, both of 50CAN, took some time to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, the protests, and...

Teachers Unions Call for Police Reform But Refuse to Look in the Mirror

This week, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and subsequent outcry over police brutality, the National Education Association and...

LTL Ep. 9: One Mom’s Aha Moment (ft. Holly Korbey)

https://www.facebook.com/projectforeverfree/videos/614383469163315/ Holly Korbey is a Nashville mom of three boys and also an education journalist and author. After...

Holly Korbey: Elementary Schools Are Doing Too Much Too Fast

Holly Korbey is a Nashville mom of three boys and also an education and parenting writer and author. She recently shared her...