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“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....

Can Traditional Public Schools Survive?

In 1852 Massachusetts became the first state in America to require compulsory public schooling, and most American states followed suit by the...

Fooled Me Once, Fooled Me Twice: A Teacher’s Story

My teaching career ended last June of 2018. I chose to retire after being an educator for 41 years. In that time...

The Victor Narrative Will Serve Students Better

Over the past few decades, our society has increasingly been willing to reduce instructional time spent in the core subject areas in...

Felicity Huffman Should Go to Jail

Former vice president Joe Biden said last night during the third Democratic that he does not believe anyone should go to prison...

Yes, Parents Can Decide What School Is Best for Their Child

I am a Houstonian and a child advocate who fights for abused and neglected children. This work is dear to my heart...