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Call For Submissions
I am excited to partner with my friend Conor P. Williams to help grow Imbroglio from a solo effort to a true education opinion publication with a collection of contributors from across the PreK-16 landscape. Conor joins Imbroglio as an editor and writer. He is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, where he predominantly writes about educational equity issues related to linguistic diversity, gentrification, and work-family balance. Williams is the co-founder of Century’s English Learners Forum, a Partner at the Children’s Equity Project, and an exhausted father of three kids under the age of 12.
How will we be different? We will bring The Branch’s embrace of good faith debate, discussion, and disagreement to your inboxes. In practice, that means welcoming all thoughtful and cogent opinions. Now more than ever, schools’ future is highly uncertain — Imbroglio will be correspondingly humble.
We also want to spend more time on the future than the past. Of course we’ll cover contemporary political arguments, but we’ll usually err on the side of stories that reflect critical, forward-looking choices that will reverberate years and decades from now.
Sound like your kind of conversation? Here are a few of the topics we are particularly interested in:
The role of AI
College affordability and innovation
Career and technical education
Education Savings Accounts and Vouchers
The politics of education
Foster care and alternatives
Technology and innovation
Digital distraction and mental health
Youth sports and enrichment
Of course, these are just example topics. If you have something meaningful to say that isn’t on this list, we’d still love to hear from you.
If you’re interested in writing for us…
Write a pitch. An effective pitch ought to:
Contribute meaningfully to the discussion by being unique, concrete, and well-articulated.
Remain brief, around two to three succinct paragraphs.
Provide a glimpse into the intended article by mirroring its style. We are fairly open to new ways to present information, so don’t worry too much about mimicking what’s already on the site.
Include a concise bio highlighting your relevant qualifications and/or reasons for being the ideal candidate to author the piece. A couple of sentences will suffice, and feel free to share links to a few samples of your previously published work.
Email submissions to email@example.com.
Note: we pay a competitive rate for pieces.
Ravi Gupta and Conor P. Williams