"I feel like the school is taking advantage of me by making me believe my kids are learning, but the state evaluations show otherwise.”
A 16-year-old discusses why graduating is important. “My mom cares a lot about me getting my diploma. Some of our family members didn’t complete high school, and she’s seen how hard it can be to improve your life without an education.”
An eighth-grader reflects on educational equity: “As I’ve started thinking more about my future, I’ve had to realize who I’m competing against: people with more resources, more exposure, and more support.”
At only seven years old, I could tell the difference between teachers that cared and those that didn’t—I think all kids can.
Real student voice occurs when students are present, active, and an equal part of the decision-making processes.
Fifth-grade English students cut through the noise of current events to form their own identities and perspectives at a time when their community—and their families—feel threatened.
As advocates for kids, is it our responsibility to fight for policies and work toward solutions for all children—or is it our priority to help our clients address their local teacher shortages?
Let’s take a cue from “Black Panther” and ensure kids have role models who look like them, both onscreen and in the classroom.
Many kids of color don't get a chance to see what a STEM career truly looks like. How do we change that?
How challenging classes, supportive teachers, and inspiring books are preparing 12-year-old Alana to become a civil rights lawyer.
As we close out our 20th year, we wanted to share a few reflections from some of the TNTP staff members who bring the passion, heart and smarts to our mission.
Each year brings a steady stream of new opportunities and challenges for educators, and 2017 was particularly difficult. In the midst of it all, there remains one clear source of hope: our students.
Fourth-grade student Lewis discusses his goal of becoming an engineer, and why he wants more group projects (but not more homework) from his teachers.
A kid discusses how great relationships with teachers of color prepared him to succeed in college—and inspired him to pursue a career in education.
How a class project inspired a kid to become the next Albert Einstein.
A 10th grader discusses her dreams and aspirations—and how teachers can help her achieve them.