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What Amanda Gorman can Teach Everyone About Passing the Mic

Feb 6, 2021
David Flink
David Flink
When Amanda Gorman delivered her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the ‘21 presidential inauguration, the world took note. Despite being the youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History, she was polished and impactful-urging Americans to use the grit we’re known for to strive for equity. What some may not know is that Gorman knows firsthand the grit necessary to persist and achieve as a different learner.
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Opinion

A Dispatch from a Social Entrepreneur: Running a High-Touch Organization in a Low-Touch World

Dec 9, 2020
David Flink
David Flink
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, David Flink, shares how Eye to Eye provides a roadmap for success for students who learn differently designed with equity in mind while pivoting programming in our current “low-touch” world.
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Article, Opinion

Reflecting on Thirty Years of Progress and the Work Still Ahead of Us

Jul 27, 2020
David Flink
David Flink
As thought leaders in advocacy for those identified with learning disabilities and attention disorders, David Flink, LeDerick Horne, and Marcus Soutra reflect on the thirtieth anniversary of the ADA and explore the work that still needs to be done for people who learn differently.
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Opinion

Denied & Rejected: Students with Dyslexia Deserve Better

Dec 20, 2019
David Flink
David Flink
Earlier this week, as many were celebrating the accomplishments of a brilliant geneticist who is dyslexic, our community was stunned by the remarks of a speaker at the Literacy Association of Tennessee’s fall conference. The notions and sentiment the speaker shared only serve to deepen the stigma surrounding learning differences in our schools-the very same stigma we are determined to eliminate.
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Article, Opinion

Our Response to the Varsity Blues Scandal

Mar 14, 2019
David Flink
David Flink
Eye to Eye addresses the Varsity Blues scandal in a letter to the editor of the New York Times.
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