Jesse Balderas

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Broadway Elementary

Los Angeles, California

Jesse Balderas teaches sixth grade at Para Los Ninos Charter School. He is in his sixth year teaching and has served as a facilitator, which involves providing personal development for other teachers.

He is a member of Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles and co-author of One School of Thought: Moving Toward Common Core.

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Posted Nov. 3, 2015

Let’s Protect All Kids: Keeping LGBTIQ Youth Safe

As educators, we witness very important developmental stages in our students’ lives. It is during these years when students really…

By Omar Araiza, Jesse Balderas

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Posted July 9, 2015

Unpacking Common Core in the Classroom

One day, about two years ago, a box was dropped in my classroom and a training session was scheduled to…

By Jesse Balderas

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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