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James Ford Talks Teacher Retention with Betsy DeVos

By James E. Ford As I arrived at the US Department of Education on Tuesday morning, I didn’t fully know what to expect. I had been invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with fellow former teachers to discuss teacher retention and why we left the classroom....

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The Root of Discipline Disparities

Below is an excerpt from The Root of Discipline Disparities by James E. Ford, Program Director at the Public School Forum “The Teacher for Those Kids” Having spent my career as a teacher in urban schools with large majorities of black and brown students, I’ve...

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