Jose Garza

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools

Los Angeles, California

Jose Garza is a charter school teacher in Los Angeles at Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools (PUC). He is mentoring a first-year teacher through PUC’s Alumni Teach Project.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

VIDEO: Answering the Call to Mentorship

Over 15 years ago, Jose Garza’s mentor responded to his desire to become a professor: “Jose, what schools really need…

By Jose Garza

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Posted July 30, 2015

My ‘Odyssey’ to Becoming a Teacher Mentor: A Latino Teacher’s Account

Not too long ago I was rummaging through old books, notes and scraps of paper accumulated over time in my…

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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…

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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…

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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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