“I always had rapport with my students, but I realized I was too quick to put students out of my classroom and into the pipeline.”
“You matter. Your story matters. You are part of the fabric of this country.” Maria Dominguez’s message to undocumented people.
“To ask students to study a world in which they can’t see themselves is to relegate them to a blindness of the soul and a crippling of the spirit.”
Talking with teacher Kimberly Colbert about getting arrested and being a social justice activist.
“Do you care enough to look closer, to talk to each other. To your students, to your communities?”
President on the verge of making sweeping changes to immigration system without help from gridlocked Congress.
Taking on the challenge that Mrs. Lindeman did is something few people are willing to do, but I know that there are many educators out there like Mrs. Lindeman, and for that I thank you all.
Tania Hernández, College Graduate, Texas DREAMer and aspiring teacher shares her story.
Montserrat Garibay is a National Board Certified teacher, a DREAMer ally and an NEA member from Texas who believes that educators should be a strong voice for their students and advocate for common sense immigration reform.
“Aspiring Americans” asks elected officials to find a common-sense approach to immigration that includes a path to citizenship.