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Don’t Let Education Debates Spoil Your Eggnog

Author Scott Sargrad offers tips for how to talk with your family about hot-button education topics over the holidays.

Holiday season is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends, enjoy good food and avoid talking about work. Unfortunately for those of us in the education policy world, there’s no escaping the series of questions from your well-meaning relative who read something on the internet recently about those terrible charter schools that steal money from other schools, or about how kids are all Communists now because of the Common Core.

In the spirit of trying to focus on holiday cheer and avoid letting a voucher argument spoil your eggnog, here are a few ideas for how to talk to your family about hot-button education topics:

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Scott Sargrad

Vice President, K-12 Education Policy