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Progressive Education Fellows

The Fellows come from every region of the country, and from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of expertise. They are teachers, administrators, journalists, parent activists, and leaders of the movement to defend public schools. You can find their writing here at The Progressive website, and also follow them on Twitter.

Education Fellow Julian Vasquez Heilig debates the proposition that “choice is essential to improving education in the United States” at the Better Chicago Education Summit 2017 more

May 24, 2017 2:58 PM Public School Shakedown

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DeVos image Gage Skidmore

Let's follow Bethune’s students example and not accept false choices. Let’s fight for the agency and power that provides the truest “choice” to all: equity. more

May 12, 2017 5:32 PM Public School Shakedown

If we believe that a successful school curates students to be good test takers who will do lots of AP tests, then maybe these ratings mean something. more

May 10, 2017 5:24 PM Public School Shakedown

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Brian Hubble

No school board should allow children’s social, emotional, and physical well-being to become a bargaining chip in educational experiments on vulnerable populations. more

May 8, 2017 6:01 PM Public School Shakedown

Parents want communication, not standardization. more

Apr 20, 2017 1:18 PM Public School Shakedown

The consequences of the "choice campaign" are false promises and dashed hopes for children who have suffered enough. more

Jan 29, 2016 6:54 PM Public School Shakedown

Some of the best ideas for fixing a broken system often come from those who know the system most intimately. more

Jan 12, 2016 11:07 PM Public School Shakedown

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