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Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer”

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hechinger Report. "Teachers work two jobs so they can buy boats and other luxury items, Arizona’s House Majority Leader Republican John Allen said recently. This couldn’t…
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The masquerade of school choice: a parent’s story

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Washington Post. "Though championed by Trump and DeVos, school choice is highly controversial around the country...."
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Qualified teachers are choosing not to teach in our schools — I am one of them

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hechinger Report. "When I left the classroom in 2014 after 14 years of teaching in the United States, it was for a variety of reasons…
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How My Son’s Charter School Experience Made Me Rethink My Work-Harder Ethic

Tricia Serio, 2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published by Medium. "At its convention, the Democratic Party revised its platform on K-12 education, reaffirming parent choice in educational options supported by public funds. But in making…
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Creating Community in an Online Classroom: Part 1 – Getting to Know You

Judith McDaniel (2015-2016 Fellow) with Tim Fraser-Bumatay, Daniel Herrera, and Ryan Kelly.  This piece was first published in Educational Technology & Change Journal, "Is it possible to get a “real education”..."
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Education For Children With Disabilities Is A Global Right

Shirin D. Antia-2015-2016 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Huffington Post. "A recent news story about Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, is inspiring and extraordinary...."
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Are Chinese Students Driving Educational Imperialism?

Adele Barker-2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Inside Higher Ed. "A lot has been written recently about the problem of cheating among Chinese students studying here in America. Recently, The New York Times reported…
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Native PhDs bring fresh approach to academic study

Amanda Tachine-2014-2015 Fellow. This was first published by Al Jazeera America. "Diane Humetewa, a Hopi, made history last year as the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, a Navajo, was…
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Ducey, a case for funding state universities

Laura Penny-2014-2015 Fellow. This letter was first published in the Arizona Daily Star. “In 1982 Doug Ducey moved from Toledo, Ohio to Tempe to attend Arizona State University, because his high school counselor told him Arizona’s…
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6 Tips for Recent College Graduates

Suzanne McFarlin-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “If you're a recent college graduate, or know one, the phrase "I don't know what I want to do!" may be familiar. Many 2014…
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