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LTL Ep. 15: The Boy Crisis in Our Schools – Getting Reopening Right (ft. Shawn Hardnett)

After decades working in education, Shawn Hardnett could not ignore what he saw— school was simply not working for far too many boys. He made it his mission to help fix the problem and is now gearing up to start his third year as leader of an all boys middle school in Washington DC that serves the city’s two poorest wards. He and Erika looked at reopening through the lens of the boy crisis.

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Erika Sanzi
Erika Sanzi is a former educator and elected school committee member and the editor of this site, Project Forever Free. She is also a senior visiting fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Her blog is Good School Hunting and her Substack is Sanzi Says. She occasionally writes for other outlets including Scary Mommy, The 74, and The Hill. She is the mother of three school aged sons and calls Rhode Island home.

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