Sarah Lahm is a Minneapolis-based writer and former English Instructor. She is a 2015 Progressive magazine Education Fellow and blogs about education at brightlightsmallcity.com.
If Education Reformers Are Concerned About a Teacher Shortage, Then Why Are They Attacking Teachers?
Depending on who you listen to, Minnesota’s public school teachers are either too hard to get rid of or too hard to find, hire and keep around. Thanks to two... MORE
Working · May 6, 2016
Will St. Paul, Minnesota Teachers Soon Be Out on Strike?
On Friday, December 4, a St. Paul Central High School teacher says she was attacked by a student while trying to break up a lunchroom fight. The teacher was reportedly slammed to the ground... MORE
Working · January 11, 2016
After Teachers Expose Racist Phonics Curriculum, Minneapolis Schools Cut Contract
Activists said the reading materials were untested, insensitive and clueless. MORE
Features · November 16, 2015
Meet the Latest Secret Free-Market Group That Wants to Take Over Your Public School
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) has been an invisible player in the free-market education reform movement. MORE
Features · May 27, 2015
Billionaire-Backed Group Spends Unprecedented $290K in Minneapolis School Board Race
New campaign finance reports filed in Minnesota show that the 2014 Minneapolis school board election is being buoyed by a tremendous amount of outside money, including a $100,000 contribution from former New York... MORE
Working · October 31, 2014
Why Are Teach for America and a California Billionaire Investing in a Minnesota School Board Race?
In the aftermath of a failed 2013 bid for mayor, former Minneapolis city council member Don Samuels is running for a spot on the school board. If he wins, he will undoubtedly be able... MORE
Working · October 7, 2014