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

LTL Ep. 15: The Boy Crisis in Our Schools – Getting Reopening Right (ft. Shawn Hardnett)

https://www.facebook.com/103231601056933/videos/340691767096179 After decades working in education, Shawn Hardnett could not ignore what he saw— school was simply not...

This Dad and Pastor Has Advice and Calming Words for Overwhelmed Parents

Parents across America are overwhelmed by the uncertainty around their children's education this fall. Many already know that their children will be,...

LTL Ep. 14: The Coming Year Has Parents Overwhelmed – This Dad and Pastor Has Some Advice

https://www.facebook.com/103231601056933/videos/796452057792262 Chris Butler is the father of four children. He and his wife have homeschooled them since the...

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...

LTL Ep. 12: Mom-of-4 Turned Education Advocate (ft. Kayla Svedin)

https://www.facebook.com/projectforeverfree/videos/1480227082184375/ Kayla Svedin is a mother of four who became a fearless education advocate because she had to...

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...

LTL Ep. 11: The Espinoza Supreme Court Decision – in Layman’s Terms

https://www.facebook.com/103231601056933/videos/3099600023461918/ Corey DeAngelis has a deep understanding of what was at stake in the June 30 Supreme Court...