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The Real Problem With The SAT Is That We Emphasize It Too Much

Regina Deil-Amen-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Talking Points Memo. “I recently received a text message from my friend proclaiming, with several exclamation points, that her son had achieved a 2110 on his practice…
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Our schools should be vanguards of racial tolerance

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Growing up in a small, segregated Georgia town in the 1950s, I remember studying from used textbooks that were sent to our…
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Community support is key to TUSD success

Colleen Meyer Niccum-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Among the many insights offered during a strategic planning session held a week ago by Tucson Unified School District leaders, a common…
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Stop performing random acts of kindness

Jill Koyama-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Earlier this month as I walked across the University of Arizona campus to my office, I saw a young woman holding a sign: ‘free…
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Disappearance of play in early childhood ED

Ana Christina da Silva Iddings-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Al Jazeera America. “ Ask kindergartners what their favorite thing to do in school is, and they will inevitably say, ‘Play!’ When I was…
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How for-profit institutions peddle college to the poor

Regina Deil-Amen-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Across the nation, most prospective students applying to selective colleges have wrapped up their applications. They have showcased their test scores, listed numerous examples…
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Underpaying Adjuncts Hurts Full-Time Professors and Students Too

Sheri Bauman—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Truthout. “Adjunct faculty will participate in a nationwide walkout on February 25 to demand better pay and benefits. Adjuncts make up a teaching underclass upon which colleges…
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Schools need policies to deal with teachers who bully

Sheri Bauman—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by Aces Too High. “We hear a lot about bullying these days, but rarely do we hear about teachers who are bullies. In the many articles and books…
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Start thinking about college before high school

Shari Bauman—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Deadlines for regular college applications generally fall between Jan. 1 and Feb. 1. That means high school seniors — and their school counselors…
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Native Americans in Higher Education Are More Than Just an Asterisk

Amanda Tachine—2014-2015 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “A population that was nearly decimated from colonization is now growing and thriving. According to the 2010 Census, 5.2 million people in the U.S…
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