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Like Frederick Douglass, Our Freedom Stories Start With Education

Frederick Douglass tried to escape slavery twice before he was finally successful, but his freedom story started years before his first attempt to escape.

We Need Less Data

Last month, Secretary DeVos announced an initiative to bolster the efficacy of the Civil Rights Data Collection by leveraging the capacity of...

We’ve Served Up Public Education to Greedy Profiteers

Earlier this month, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio had a raw, emotional moment in front of cameras as he railed against America’s...

Rejecting Personal Responsibility Is No Way to Promote Educational Equity

I was surprised—shocked, really—the first time someone told me they had a problem with the phrase “personal responsibility.” It was six or...

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Misses the Mark on School Choice

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently vetoed a bill that would have expanded private school choice for low- and middle-income families. Less than...

Literacy: The Forgotten Social Justice Issue

My grandfather was in his late 30s when he first learned to read and later went on to complete his GED at...