Heather Hurlburt

Heather Hurlburt

Heather Hurlburt is a Montgomery County, MD parent and directs the New Models of Policy Change Initiative at New America, a Washington, DC think tank.

Stop with the handcuffs and train teachers to deal with special needs

I couldn’t watch the video of the Florida child being handcuffed in the principal’s office. As a writer and a policy wonk, I am not supposed to confess that. I shared it, I thanked people for sharing it. I contemplated the deeper issues behind it, considered the relative importance of policy and activist responses at the district, state and national… Read more →

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