Gloria Evans Nolan

Parent and Activist

Gloria Evans Nolan is a parent and public education advocate in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was six years old, her mother was sent to prison, and Gloria and her brother ended up in foster care. She credits two special teachers, Mrs. Blaine and Mrs. Cowley, for nurturing her and sparking a love of learning. The parent of two children in the St. Louis Public Schools, Gloria is a passionate advocate for her hometown and its schools, encouraging her friends and neighbors to “build up what we know is being threatened to be burned down.”

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Commentary: Thank you school leaders!

A profound thank you to all school directors for their dedicated service to their students, communities, taxpayers and school districts.

Being a Teacher in an Arizona Charter School Was Destroying My Husband’s Health

If anyone thinks that people pushing privatization are working to improve education, all they need to do is spend some time in Arizona.

I Left Charter School Teaching for Public School Teaching. I Am So Glad I Did

I love working with students and teaching. Now I get to enjoy it because I am supported and respected for my talents in a public school.

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