As a Teach For America alum, I know that I’m part of a growing network of leaders from diverse racial, social, and academic backgrounds, answering the call to fight for social justice in the classroom and out. As you think about the future you want to build for yourself, consider answering that call by bringing your unique background to the classroom.
Four years after a study by Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes found the academic performance of charter school students to be lagging behind that of their public school peers, an updated version of the study has shown signs of incremental improvement in charter schools.
My mother is a structural engineer; my dad is a computer scientist. When I entered Stanford, I was sure I was going to be techie. I didn’t know what I wanted to major in (although science seemed like a good bet), so I started off my freshman year with all of the introductory math and science classes I could take. Now, five years later, I’ve ended up with a degree in…sociology.
I’ve had a sneaking suspicion for years now that I’m actively getting dumber. I know that it seems counterintuitive, especially given the extremely intimidating arrival of the University bill in my inbox all too often, but it might be happening. I might be getting dumber. My worries originated when I found myself in a class…