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Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian

Jesse Hagopian teaches ethnic studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School (the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013) and is an organizer with Black Lives Matter at School. Jesse is the co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives, the editor of, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing, a founding member of Social Equity Educators, a recipient of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award, and the Special Achievement “Courageous Leadership” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

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Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico

A conversation with the union and movement leader on toppling the governor and “proving the impossible” in Puerto Rico. Read more

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“It’s really hard to overstate the incredible feeling of empowerment, solidarity, and joy that you saw in school site picket lines and at the massive rallies that we held every single day.” Read more

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To prepare for what we are likely to face in our struggle for a just contract, Seattle educators recently organized a panel that included a representative from the Puerto Rico Federation of Teachers. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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

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Kids are more valuable than Cadillacs. Read more

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