Berto Aguayo

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Student, Dominican University

Chicago, Illinois

Berto Aguayo is currently interning at the United States Senate with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He is a recipient of the 2015 Illinois Lincoln Laureate award and expects to graduate summa cum laude from Dominican University in 2016, with degrees in political science and economics.

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Posted Nov. 20, 2015

We Can’t Shake the Test, But We Can Maximize Its Value

When it comes to standardized testing, President Obama’s new action plan is right on the money. We shouldn’t be spending as…

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Posted Nov. 3, 2015

For a Latino kid on the South Side, Where is the American Dream?

As a first-generation Mexican-American, I constantly saw the gap between the American dream my mother had for me and the…

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Posted Oct. 20, 2015

We Should Welcome Any Good School That Wants to Open in Our Neighborhood

Last summer, I ran a basketball tournament that spanned a number of Chicago’s Southwest Side neighborhoods in addition to my…

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Posted May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But one of his most surprising…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted May 10, 2017

Why Poor College Kids Like Us Need to Start Asking for the Help We Need

Growing up, my parents embedded the ideology that I should be happy and grateful for what I have. My mother would say, “Aunque seamos pobres,…

By Guillermo Camarillo

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Posted May 15, 2017

Every Teacher Tried to Get Him on Track But Only This Student Knew Exactly What He Needed

During the first seven months of this school year, I struggled to find a way to motivate a ninth-grade student whom I’ll call Ameer. Ameer…

By Christopher Mah

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