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Lelac Almagor

Lelac Almagor teaches English at a charter school in Washington, D.C.


Accountability is important. But tests that tie school funding to student performance only make things worse.
Lelac Almagor

I was still in college the first time someone cried in a parent-teacher conference with me.

Lelac Almagor

Some of the 'soft skills' we teach are not about character at all—just the appearance of it.

Lelac Almagor

Forum Responses

Danielle Allen posits a tension between two competing purposes for public education. On the one hand is the vocational model, which she aligns with STEM instruction, technical education, and, by implication, a...
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What Makes a Program Effective? James Heckman argues that because social inequality originates in early life, our public policy ought to focus on effective early intervention. Closing the gaps in development early—or...
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