Educator exodus: Inside D.C.’s teacher turnover crisis
It’s an alarming high, especially here in the District. D.C. currently has the highest urban teacher turnover rate in the entire country.
If you want to do right by students, reconsider Teach For America
While TFA’s accelerated path to a (temporary) teaching certification may appear as a noble solution to the ongoing teacher shortage, in reality, it is a quick-fix program that exacerbates education inequity.
Halftime Leisure’s favorite summer reads
Fight Night by Miriam Toews (2021) Miriam Toews’ books all cover very similar thematic ground, but each novel finds a new emotional angle to explore her cultural history. Toews was... Read more
Twelve Glee songs that are better than the original (and counting)
Glee, for all its many flaws, boasts one of the most extensive musical catalogs in television history. Since its debut in 2009, Glee quickly built a reputation for doing it... Read more
How the medical housing process reinforces ableism at Georgetown
There’s an unmatched agony I associate with the university housing process.
Welcome to Surveillance University, where privacy no longer matters
When Allemai Dagnatchew (SFS ’22) began her final semester of college, the last thing she wanted to worry about was digital privacy.
What the pandemic should have taught us about attendance policies
As we continue to navigate in-person education during the pandemic, we must realize that a “return to normal” cannot mean a return to inaccessible, ableist structures.
Where have all the students gone? How leave of absence policies hinder student wellness
In the face of mental illness or medical emergency, a growing number of college students are taking a leave of absence. Often, it doesn't help.
College, Interrupted: A reflection on my pandemic gap year
The pre-pandemic normal encouraged students to work through burnout and prioritize arbitrary academic and professional pressures over our wellbeing. While it seems that many students are still enamored by this lifestyle, I’m not sure that I can handle a desperate cling to the old normal when it was harmful in the first place.