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Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian

Jesse teaches history and is the co-adviser to the Black Student Union at Garfield High School–the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. Jesse is the editor of, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing, a founding member of Social Equality Educators (SEE), a recipient of the 2012 Abe Keller Foundation award for “excellence and innovation in peace education,” won the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award, and the Special Achievement “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. 

Mercedes Martinez, President of the Teachers Federation, describes how thousands of people protested austerity measures that would close nearly 300 schools and lay off 7,000 teachers—and how the police were ready for them. more

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From February 5-9, educators across the nation will participate in a week of action to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. more

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Thousands of my colleagues and I will surround the building where you are speaking at a $350-a-person fundraising dinner for "free-market solutions." We will let the world know your message of division is not welcome. more

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Benefits of ethnic studies programs go far beyond academics, helping students trust their education, and empowering them to become engaged to improve their schools. more

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The rebellion didn’t stop with the football team. more

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If a child is suffering from hypothermia do you quickly wrap her in a blanket—or take her temperature a bunch of times? more

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The highest concentration of these tests are in schools serving low-income students and students of color. more

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There can be no doubt that Duncan inflicted policies that caused students and educators to cry out for help. more

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No Child Left Behind has been bad news for school kids' time to eat and play. more

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Photo by Alex Garland This photo marks a truly joyous moment in my life when my union (after many years of accepting concessionary contracts) stood up and went on strike for a series of social justice issues, including a demand for race and eq... more

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Kids are more valuable than Cadillacs. more

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