DC’s ‘Social Justice School’ Empowers Students to Create a More Just World

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Myron Long (center) and a group of students in DC (courtesy of Myron long).

When Myron Long and his wife welcomed their daughter Honor into the world, the less-than-perfect state of Washington, DC’s public school system became uncomfortably relevant. Conversations weighing the pros and cons of sending their child to a traditional public school or a charter were no longer entirely theoretical.

In a few years, Honor would join the more than 90,000 students attending DC public and DC charter schools, and the nation’s capital remained in need of significant reform. As a veteran educator, Myron wanted his daughter, as well as other children across DC, to have access to high-quality education that provides students with the skills required to create “a more just world.” Alongside a team of passionate and experienced educators, he created the Social Justice School, a fifth-through-eighth-grade charter institution with unique and specialized…

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