Erika Sanzi

Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member and the editor of this site, Project Forever Free. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Her blog is Good School Hunting and her Substack is Sanzi Says. She occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons and calls Rhode Island home.

Latest Articles

COVID Facts and Figures Will Not Build Trust with Terrified Parents

It is becoming increasingly clear that pundits and well-meaning education advocates fail to fully grasp the deep distrust that some parents have...

As COVID Decimates Education, We Are Losing Our Humanity

We need to turn the temperature down. We just do. The ugliness bubbling over is too much—not because it’s necessarily new but...

LTL Episode 21: Boys’ Latin Founder on Student Disengagement and the Plight of Boys (ft. David Hardy)

https://www.facebook.com/erika.sanzi/videos/10158995655105984 David Hardy is a fighter when it comes to kids. Whether he's walking the halls of the...

Why Are My Kids Watching ‘Friends’ and Playing Xbox During the School Day?

I knew something was wrong when, during what was supposed to be a full day of remote learning, my thirteen-year-old son announced...

NYC Principal Stands By High Expectations for Students—Plans to Ignore New Grading Policy

If I lived in Brooklyn, I know which principal I'd want my kids to have. I don't know his name because doing...

My Kids’ Schools Already Closed Due to COVID—Staffing Shortages and Contact Tracing Delays Are the Reason

While parents and pundits squabble over kids returning to school buildings, there are behind-the- scenes realities on the ground that make keeping...

LTL Ep. 20: Debunking Myths About School Choice (ft. Corey DeAngelis and Neal McCluskey)

https://www.facebook.com/103231601056933/videos/271729617320021 Corey DeAngelis of the Reason Foundation and Neal McCluskey of the The Cato Institute have a new...

My Blue State Followed the Science and Got Kids Back to School

Our schools just opened in person for the first time last Friday and if I could bottle my 6th grader’s excitement about...