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Alina Adams

Alina Adams is a New York City mom of 3 school-age children and a New York Times best-selling author of soap-opera tie-ins, figure-skating mysteries and romance novels. She is a contributing writer to TODAY Show Parenting, Mommy Poppins, BlogHer, Red Tricycle, Café Mom, and Kveller.

Published Articles & Media

A Parent’s View of Mixed Ability Classrooms From the Top – And Bottom – Of the Class

Parents are willing to go to schools with racial diversity and socioeconomic diversity, just not academic diversity.

Why I Go To Parent-Teacher Conferences, Or, The Flip Side of Accountability

I go to parent-teacher conferences because I want teachers to know my kid has an advocate.

Why You Do NOT Want Me On Your Education Council

I may have my own ideas about what makes a good school, I just don’t believe that I have the right to impose my views on you.

School Choice Goes To the Movies

Everything anyone needs to know about school choice – who benefits from it and who opposes it – was summarized in the first few minutes of the movie Hidden Figures … and in the trailer right before it.

Is the US Education Bar Set Too Low For All Kids?

What if the city opened more accelerated schools, and, instead of testing in, parents were given a choice about whether to enroll their children

Who Really Benefits From Dual Language Education?

Are English Language Learners well served by the programs? Do their families even want them?

If a Charter School Operated Like This Non-Charter ‘Public’ School It Would Be Shut Down

Hunter College Elementary School and High School receive public funds but are not run by the NYC Department of Education.

A NYC Mom Asks, “Why Aren’t Un-Zoned Schools Held to the Same Standards as Charter Schools?”

When selective public schools attract high-performing students and involved parents, nobody complains.

Does Attending a Specialized High School Make a Difference?

No, at least according to a recent study. But as a New York City mom of a son in a specialized high school, I see enormous benefits.

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