Author: Erika Sanzi

Erika spent a decade as a teacher and school dean before becoming a full-time education advocate. She is particularly focused on inequities in the system, persistent but surmountable achievement gaps, and what she sees as a culture of low expectations that disproportionately impacts low-income students of color.

This Post It Note Confirms What I Know For Sure

Amen to this! There is a lazy tendency on the part of many—certainly not all—to assume that the “bad kids” aren’t smart. And it’s just not true. While I reject ascribing the word “bad” to kids, we will stick with it since the student who wrote the note chose to use that wording. Often times, the smartest students struggle most…

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