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 Mar. 22, 2017
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When the Only Real Choice Is Private: My Unlikely Attraction to School Vouchers

I felt that the free education my daughter was getting was just too expensive. I needed to find a school that would start filling her academic gaps while also providing culturally responsive pedagogy.…

By Marilyn Rhames

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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