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Policymakers should be begging students to serve on committees and school boards, not the other way around.
Fourteen years ago, I met Jean Sanders on a sidewalk in Harlem. I was supposed to be writing about Bill Clinton's new office space, but Jean, who had just gotten out of prison, turned out to be more interesting.
Author Elizabeth Green and I talk about hate mail, unicycles at recess and the very real possibilities for reimagining teaching in America.
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