Arnoldo Torres

Guest Blogger

Founder and Director, Torres2 Policy Consultants

Sacramento, California

Arnoldo Torres is founder and director of the public-policy consulting firm Torres2 Policy Consultants, which assists primarily non-profit organizations and advocates on behalf of indigent and ethnic minority communities.

Torres served as national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens from 1979 to 1985 and was active in overseeing its legislative and policy agenda. He was instrumental in the debate surrounding the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, which addressed civil rights protections, temporary workers and legalization. His articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Arizona Republic, Sacramento Bee, Albuquerque Journal and U.S. News & World Report, and he has been a guest on “Firing Line,” “Crossfire,” “CBS Morning News,” “Phil Donohue,” CNN, and Univision, Telemundo and TV Azteca Spanish-language networks.

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Posted Nov. 5, 2015

Jesse Jackson’s Defense of the Status Quo in Education Leaves Behind ‘Too Many Ships’

When someone you know, admire and worked with on various important issues impacting people of color, advocates a policy and…

By Arnoldo Torres

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Posted Dec. 8, 2017

Teachers Are Ready to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline But They Need the Trump Administration’s Help

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

This Video of Denver DREAMers Challenged Me to Check My Privilege

Being the “Type A,” driven overachiever that I am, I tend to be a planner—often, to a fault. As the daughter of a Purdue grad,…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

How Quincy Patterson Became Virginia Tech’s First Quarterback to Major in Engineering

If you follow Chicago’s high school football scene, you probably already know Quincy Patterson, the Solorio High School quarterback who drew lots of attention from…

By Maureen Kelleher

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