Ryan Phillips

Ryan Phillips is an Oakland-based freelance writer and advocate for educational justice. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS and NBC. He's a proud product of the California public school system.

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Achievement Gap

This School Hired the 'Best Person' for the Job and Ended Up With a 75% Black Male Teaching Staff

As he moves around his seventh grade math classroom, Aurum Preparatory Academy (“Aurum Prep”) teacher, Salif Doubare, is crackling with energy. He’s tall, thin, wearing horn-rimmed glasses and a big...

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