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Better Choices…….For K12 Education

By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director Education Post From all corners, comes the push for educational justice: “One Voice warrior” Ashe Jones, parent ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, personalized learning pioneer Phyllis Lockett, Seattle parent Matt Halvorson, businessman Jeff Bezos, Memphis education advocate Mendell Grinter, and a gathering of Delaware parents. The fight continues in the courts of Michigan and Minnesota. Latino parents are pressuring the new governor of New Jersey. The New York Times is…

His Words…….As We Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director Education Post In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we celebrate Black voices for better education like these parents, teachers and students in Chicago, and hundreds more we’ve published over the years. We salute our friends at Education Leaders of Color who continue to challenge profound inequities in education. And we give you Dr. King’s own words about education’s purpose, written when he was a…

Invest in Youth

By Mariam C. Noland When provided with great opportunities and quality resources, young people will devote energy and creativity toward addressing the challenges we are facing today and will face in the future. The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan believes the success of this region is determined by how well we nurture and develop our children and young adults. Investing in…

How Martin Luther King Jr. Drives My Passion For School Choice

By David McGuire In 1983 Congress passed legislation which President Ronald Reagan signed into law: the creation of Martin Luther King Day. Then, in 1986, the federal Martin Luther King Day officially went into effect. We have just celebrated the 31st annual Martin Luther King Day. While schools were closed and students had the day off, many were encouraged to…

First They Came…

By Jamila Martin First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was…

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