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

The Real Life Miss Virginia Says her Story is Every Parent’s Story Who Has Ever Fought For their Children

Nick Gillespie of Reason interviews Virginia Walden Ford, mother and education activist whose own personal dissatisfaction with the DC Public Schools drove...

“They Believed in Me”—Elijah Cummings on His Own School Struggles

Our hearts broke a little today when we heard the sad and unexpected news of Representative Elijah Cummings' death. His was...

Howard Fuller Puts Democratic Presidential Candidates on Notice

Dr. Howard Fuller is a longtime civil rights activist and school reform advocate who supports "parent choice." He believes that parents should...

Miss Virginia: Uzo Aduba Brings Champion for Children to the Big Screen

A woman scrubs the bathroom floor on her hands and knees, hair pulled back in a scarf. Another woman dressed in a...

Andrew Yang Describes School for Too Many Children as “Daily Low Grade Psychic Beatings.”

Education voters—people for whom education is the issue that determines their vote— have been banging our heads against the wall forever during...

What You Think You Know About Restorative Justice Is Probably Wrong

Last week we ran a piece written by a mother whose experience with restorative justice was a horror story. Readers responded in...

“I see heaven in the eyes of these boys”: The birth of an all-male charter school in Southeast Washington, D.C.

Shawn Hardnett knows education. And he knows schools. And after working in public education for twenty-five years and visiting upwards of two...

Choice for Me but Not for Thee

Hypocrisy is the name of the game when it comes to elected officials, lobbyists, and influencers who oppose school choice with their...