Chalk and Talk is written by Philadelphia public school teachers.  Its host, Christopher Paslay, teaches at Swenson Arts and Technology High School in Northeast Philadelphia.  Chris’s commentaries on education have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and the City Paper, among others.

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  1. Chris’s comments in today’s Inquirer led me to read this site; it has so much appeal, it may become regular reading for me. The item in today’s Inquirer, pointing out the intertwined roles of parents, teachers, and schools in the growth and education of a child, was splendid. Well written and reasonable, it should make a good impression on any thoughtful policy makers who read it. Kudos to Chris for that essay.

  2. I really like this blog, I especially like the link you made between parents and children. I graduated from West Philly high (now I’m a soph. at U. Miami) and I can tell you that everything you say is true. The only thing left to do is to take some action to improve the situation.


  3. Brichi’s Lit Spot
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    October 21, 2017 at 1:31 am
    Chris I can’t find an email for you. I’m a member of In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee and we are considering your book for our 2018 award list. PLEASE get us copies ASAP. We need hard copies because out charge requires feedback from youth and some of our youth are in custody and don’t have devices. —Sabrina C.

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    I forgot to leave our website: https://inthemarginssite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/2017-in-the-margins-book-awards/

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