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It happened in seventh grade.

Jacqui Byrne, a single mother of four, could no longer watch her children “just bomb out” of their public middle school.

“I knew the minute my son figured out that I couldn’t make him go to school, he wouldn’t go,” Byrne says. 

An education consultant herself, she had to do something.

“I put on my parent lens, not my professional educator lens,” she tells 2e News while racking up miles on the New Jersey Turnpike. At the time, she was working at a company she co-founded to help parents and students wind through the labyrinth of college applications. She realized she had to focus further down the educational-industrial complex.

“I was thinking about my kid...


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About Stuart Matranga

Stuart Matranga is an author and journalist who has written for Rolling Stone, Maxim, and other magazines. As a teacher, he specializes in students who are reluctant readers. Stuart has extensive experience teaching and working with twice-exceptional students.