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Why Not Teach For America

Well, it’s about that time of year — when seniors start frantically applying for fellowships and internships and jobs, the socially conscious among them aching for a career that will allow them to change the world, others looking for something they can put on their application for law school. Then comes along the recruiting powerhouse … Continue reading

Spelling Being (Guest Post by cian saywer)

A couple of months ago, a very reluctant participant in the school spelling bee – my daughter Lauryn – went on stage and spelled for 26 rounds.  After about eight rounds, it was between her and one other person.  Every time she stepped up to the microphone and the word was given to her – … Continue reading

Let Our Voices be Heard (Guest Post by SWDFS student Raychel Gafford)

Reposted with permission from Southwest Detroit Freedom School. Originally posted at Let Our Voices Be Heard! Originally recited by Raychel Gafford during a walk out and protest at Western International School in Detroit Wednesday April 25, 2012. See video of the speech below! Her speech starts at 3:46! Hi my name is  Raychel Gafford. I’m … Continue reading

Fostering Passion and Curiosity (Guest Post by Jennifer Sertl)

Hello. My name is Jennifer Sertl, President of Agility3R. It is an honor to be asked to contribute to the Cooperative Catalyst – where education is being changed at the speed of speech. Being given a chance to share my voice, I felt the greatest contribution I could make was to evoke in all of … Continue reading

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