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What is a Chicano Educator?

Jose Lara | Posted 10.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Jose Lara

A Chicano Educator has pride in himself and his community. He stands a little taller than some of his peers because he knows his heritage, history, and is politicized. He is not afraid to call out injustice and teaches critical consciousness with his students. He cares deeply about all his students and works tirelessly to help them succeed.

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

The Civil Rights Wrong of Blaming The Elite High School Admission Test

Michael Meyers | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices
Michael Meyers

I dissent from this guilt premised on racial condescension and its inculcation of double standards in the guise of coming to the aid of "culturally disadvantaged" minority group black and Hispanic students who are under-represented at the elite high schools.

They Are Us: Why the Nation's Future Is Riding on Latino Students' Success

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Jamie Merisotis

It's past time to see Latino educational success as a novel issue that must be addressed. Our collective economic and social well-being will be shaped and driven by the educational success of Latinos. That means it's an issue we must all address, with conviction and cooperation.

Latinos Answering the Call for Social Justice Through Teach for America

Amanda Fernandez | Posted 09.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Amanda Fernandez

We have seen that through the experience of teaching successfully in some of our nation's highest-need schools, these Latino leaders will gain the credibility, inspiration, hope and audacity to believe in their capacity to help change lives.

How to Court the Latino Voter: Offer Real Solutions on Education

Sylvia Puente | Posted 09.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

In today's hyper-partisan climate of deep divides between the red and the blue, both parties seem to find common ground on one issue: Our schools are failing too many of our students.