Defunding School Police: In Oakland, an Emphatic Yes; In L.A., Not So Fast

Amid ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice, two of California’s largest school districts  this week joined other education leaders across the country pressured to rethink their policing of students. After weeks of public […]


Eleven Weeks. 686 Partners. 6,630 Phones and Laptops.

As the gravity of the coronavirus that has now claimed the lives of nearly 120,000 Americans set in, California was among the first states where college campuses began to abruptly shut down campuses and send […]

Child Welfare

Critics of Homeschooling Curtail the Open Discussion They Claim to Want

In April, Harvard Magazine interviewed Professor Elizabeth Bartholet about a law-review article in which she calls for a “presumptive ban” of homeschooling. The interview “prompted a tsunami of critical responses” by scholars, Harvard alumni, think […]


Showing Up as a Teacher and a Student

My name is Ivory Bennett. I am currently 29 years old. And I spent roughly 17 years of my life in foster care because of my mother’s extreme mental illness. At this point in time, […]


Accepting My Character

My name is Lauren Werner and I am a senior at a California state university. My educational aspirations consist of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a concentration in global culture, and a […]