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Themes Emerge from Surveys About Reopening Schools Including Significant Parent Interest in Full-Time Distance Learning

Mike Magee, the CEO of Chiefs for Change, shared some of the most significant findings and themes from a recent call...

If We Can’t Trust the District to Take Parents Seriously, How Can Parents Trust Them With Kids Next Year?

Like every other parent in the Chicago Public Schools, I’m trying to wrap my head around what next school year might look...

Are All Teachers Equally Good? What Parents Can Learn From Watching Their Child’s Remote Instruction

When speaking about what was learned regarding teaching and studying in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Pondisco summarized the situation nicely...

Nostalgia Is a Problem When It Includes the Physical and Intellectual Bondage of Black Lives

Marc Porter Magee and Derrell Bradford, both of 50CAN, took some time to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, the protests, and...

Online Learning Is Failing My Kids

“I really like paper and pencils,” my son recently told his fourth grade teacher during a Zoom call.  He’d...

My Upcoming Debate with the Harvard Professor Who Wants a “Presumptive Ban” on Homeschooling

When I told my 13-year-old homeschooled daughter that I would be participating in an upcoming debate with the Harvard professor who recommends...

Redlining: The Real Reason Our Schools Are Segregated

In the aftermath of the George Floyd murder, many protesters have focused on systemic racism and the ways that our social compact...

At a Loss for Words, Knowing I Need to Speak

I’m at a complete loss for words, yet I feel a strong need to speak out.  I know I...