As we near the 237th birthday of this great nation, as Americans celebrate with barbeques and parades, my hope is that undocumented children will be able to see themselves as part of the fabric of what our nation is about and all of the things that make this country great.
I often talk about educational inequality in our country and the fact that Latinos now have the highest poverty rates in the nation and the lowest educational attainment. What I don't often talk about are those of us who have made it, that small percentage of us who beat the odds
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.
Let's take ourselves from co-existing to actively collaborating by utilizing technology and the best collaboration models. Together we can create an ecosystem where all stakeholders drive student outcomes while collaborating in meaningful ways.