Jozette Martinez

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

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 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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