Jesse has written extensively for newspapers, magazines,websites, and books about education reform and the struggle for quality schools.
Yes! Magazine: “My Greatest Teaching Moment”
Jesse Hagopian’s op-eds to the Seattle Times on Education:
Garfield teachers believe students should be evaluated based on what they are learning in the classroom, writes guest columnist Jesse Hagopian.
While we bail out the Big Three U.S. automakers, no one’s coming to the rescue of our financially strapped public schools.
Washington state lawmakers failed their responsibility to the state’s students by eroding support for education, writes Seattle teacher Jesse Hagopian. He proposes an income tax on people earning more than $250,000 — an idea recent polls say Americans largely support.
Shuttering a school is more than mothballing a brick-and-mortar edifice — it is hanging a closed sign on the hopes of a community, argue Jesse D. Hagopian and Andre Helmstetter of the Educators, Students and Parents for a Better Vision of the Seattle Schools. Instead of closing schools, Seattle Public Schools needs a plan for delivering the kind quality education that will woo families back to the public schools along with per-pupil state funding.
The Seattle School Board is considering whether to bring the Teach for America program to Seattle. Guest columnist Jesse Hagopian, a former TFA teacher, cautions the board to invest in experienced teachers rather than recruits from a program that has become known as “Teach for Awhile.”
POP quiz: (We hope you’ve been paying attention because this is a high-stakes test; wrong answers may lead to the dismantling of our schools…
Jesse Hagopian’s Education essays published on Common Dreams:
February 6, was a national day of action to support Seattle teachers’ boycott of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The response was astounding. We received messages of solidarity from across the country and across the world.