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

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...

Video: “How COVID 19 Is Spreading School Choice”

Check out this short video created and published by Reason to see how the pandemic has upended K-12 education and also revealed...

LTL Ep. 19: Background Knowledge Builds Better Readers—the Case for Social Studies (ft. Robert Pondiscio)

https://www.facebook.com/projectforeverfree/videos/3135690109863533 Robert Pondiscio is one of the few signals in the noisy education debate who actually asks the...

Samantha Bee Has Some Nerve Criticizing School Choice

Samantha Bee decided to go on the attack against school choice this week during her show, Full Frontal. Based on the first...

Unloaded BB Gun Leads to Threats of Expulsion for 10-Year-old Boy

A school in Louisiana recommended that a 4th grade boy be expelled from school because of a BB gun seen in his...

Too Many Schools See Danger in Boys (and Their Toys)

Perhaps we should have known that keeping schools closed would lead to boys being deemed “dangerous” in their own homes. It was...