“Jose reminds me of myself at his age—we both love math, we are both sons of immigrant parents who labored in the fields, and back then I was undocumented just like Jose is today.”
Category Activist Profiles
“I find so much inspiration in the way my students are handling this.” — DACA activist and UMass Boston professor Loan Dao
“Ethnic Studies and social justice are a critical lens through which we can get a new perspective on history, so we are not doomed to repeat it.”
Her journey began with a law designed to strip educators of their right to collectively bargain.
A proud DREAMer shares her hopes and fears.
NJ chemistry teacher uses spoken word to share the Racial Justice message.
“Public education is the gateway and if we lose that, we’re damming a whole lot of people to a blighted future.” –Keron Blair
“When I look at what’s happening across the country in the field of education – the attacks on unions, the dismissive way teachers are treated by policymakers and the alarming funding priorities, I know that I need to take action.”
When Kai Burley returned to Waianae, the West Coast of Oahu, Hawaii, from the U.S. mainland, she wanted to become a teacher. “Here is where my heart is—here is where I wanted to teach.”
“This is not a one and done. I don’t look at this as single training or a one-off rally, but as a beginning point for continuous community engagement that will transform the lives of our students, communities and the world.”