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

Correcting Bernie Sanders’ False and Dishonest Claims About Charter Schools

Bernie Sanders is hostile to charter schools. We know that. But it's high time he be held accountable for the blatant lies...

School Officials File Police Report on Kindergartner with Down Syndrome

We have all heard of school districts where discretion and common sense seem non-existent and poorly drafted policies end up being used...

There Are a Few Things Missing From the NYT Review of Diane Ravitch’s New Book

Education historian turned anti-reform flamethrower Diane Ravitch is just out with a new book, Slaying Goliath, and the review by Annie Murphy...

“Equity” Is Only a Word: Largest Racial Achievement Gaps Are in America’s Most Progressive Cities

An eye-opening report has just been published that serves as a warning about how far removed the rhetoric of progressives can be...

Stop Attacking Moms You Don’t Like and Spend Some Time Looking in the Mirror

I knew that the National Parents Union (NPU) was gearing up for its first big event this weekend in New Orleans, but...

An Education Reporter Goes to Milwaukee

Cara Fitzpatrick Cara Fitzpatrick is an independent education journalist in New York. She is currently writing...

Podcast Alert: 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Assault on School Choice and Charter Schools

I was recently invited to talk with Inez Stepman of the Independent Women's Forum on their podcast, "She Thinks." The conversation focuses...

This Is Where I Convince You to Become a Mentor for a Young Person in Your Community

Toward the end of last year, my colleagues were writing wrap-ups to the decade and providing strong analysis of what had been won or...