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

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...

Why Can’t Matt Damon Just Listen to Ricky Gervais?

Thank your agent, thank your God, and fuck off. Okay? When comedian Ricky Gervais took a flamethrower to...

Grappling With Gun Free Zones: Safer or Sitting Ducks?

"Two of the parishioners who are volunteers on the security force drew their weapons and took out the killer immediately saving...

Massive Double Standard in Coverage and Reaction to White Moms Demanding Gun Control and Black Moms Demanding Better Schools

There is a striking double standard when it comes to how the media treats parent advocate groups—while some...

Elizabeth Warren Lies About Where Her Son Attended School—Campaign Walks it Back Less than 24 Hours Later

Sarah Carpenter is a black mother and grandmother from Memphis, Tennessee who has been fighting for better schools for decades. She was...