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Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

By David Osborne and Emily Langhorne Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools...

Andrew Yang Describes School for Too Many Children as “Daily Low Grade Psychic Beatings.”

Education voters—people for whom education is the issue that determines their vote— have been banging our heads against the wall forever during...

What You Think You Know About Restorative Justice Is Probably Wrong

Last week we ran a piece written by a mother whose experience with restorative justice was a horror story. Readers responded in...

Restorative Justice Gone Wrong : One Mother’s Horror Story

In 2015 I started a three-year journey to acquire my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. On top of going back to graduate school,...

Fighting for the Safety of Our Children

They should have been four bills that were incredibly easy to pass.  When people asked me what I was working on, I...

“I see heaven in the eyes of these boys”: The birth of an all-male charter school in Southeast Washington, D.C.

Shawn Hardnett knows education. And he knows schools. And after working in public education for twenty-five years and visiting upwards of two...

Success Academy Made Low-income Kids Champions — Knowing You’d Curse Them For It.

Tonya Harding’s abrasive, chain-smoking mother dispensing wisdom to her daughter in the 2017 film I, Tonya Robert Pondiscio...

New Narratives, Same Failures

Currently parading through the circuit of "new obligatory narrations" is this notion that test scores only tell one part of the story....