Jozette Martinez

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Guest Blogger

Teacher, West High School

Denver, Colorado

Jozette Martinez is an eighth-generation Coloradan who teaches middle and high school business at an urban Denver public school. She is a teacher leader, feminist and activist working to enhance equity and inclusion in her school, district, state and nation. She blogs for the Center for Teaching Quality at The Bottom Line.

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Posted May 8, 2015
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Teaching Is…Seeing Their True Colors

You, with the sad eyes. Don’t be discouraged… I enter a room full of students who have had their elementary,…

By Jozette Martinez

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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