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Biden’s Unity Task Force Ignores Black Lives

I am a quintessential American Democrat, a New York Jew raised by teachers union members whose own parents endured brutal bigotry before...

No Easy Choices Except to Be Kind (and Butt Out!)

If we are to survive the stress and uncertainty of this year’s school reopenings, we are going to have to learn how...

Teachers Unions Call for Police Reform But Refuse to Look in the Mirror

This week, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and subsequent outcry over police brutality, the National Education Association and...

Nothing Stops Mothers Against Senseless Killings from Helping Kids Learn—Not Even COVID-19.

One year ago, Mothers Against Senseless Killings was telling Block Club Chicago about their plans to open a community school on the corner of...

American Society Is Rigged But Not in the Way Tucker Carlson Imagines

Just when it seemed like 2020 couldn’t get any worse, a horrific video of the killing of a handcuffed and helpless Minnesota...

We’re here. George Floyd is not.

As part of my job as an educator, I have, at times, had to restrain teenagers. I was trained to do so....

The coronavirus campaign: How the VP contenders stack up on ed reform

With everything going on in the world, one can be forgiven for forgetting that we’re in the midst of an election year....

My Child with Dyslexia Won’t Be Your Statistic

I didn’t lay in a hospital bed for 51 days to lose my only biological child to illiteracy. Yet I almost did.