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Ben Austin

Community Power Saved LAUSD Superintendent Dr. Deasy

Ben Austin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ben Austin

Last week, something extraordinary happened: For one single moment the people of Los Angeles stood together for the simple proposition that we must elevate our kids above our politics. And the people won.

A Kids First Dialogue: Open Letter to Dr. Diane Ravitch

Ben Austin | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Ben Austin

Parents, educators, and education advocates have a lot in common when it comes to a kids-first first agenda. But we can never seize that common ground if those with whom we disagree are deemed to be "evil" and sentenced to Hell, as you did last week in your now infamous blog post.

Parents Pull the Trigger in Compton and Nationwide

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Parents at McKinley Elementary School in Compton, Calif., are planning the first test of a new state law which allows parents to force reform in traditional public schools.

The Blind Side

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Much of what has been written about Harlem Village Academies, Green Dot and many other charter schools is the product of a massive PR machine, of which Waiting for "Superman" is just the glossiest example.