Lily Gonzalez

LilyGonzalez

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Student, California State University

Los Angeles, California

Lily Gonzalez is a Homeboy Industries graduate and full-time student at California State University, Northridge.

She lives in South Los Angeles with her two children where she strives to make her father’s dream of a family of college graduates come true and show her children that anything can be done with hard work, determination and perseverance in the face of unimaginable challenges.

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Posted Oct. 13, 2015
Lilywithdaughter

Latino School Leaders Changed My Life

My father and I lived in South Central Los Angeles, where instead of white picket fences, we had bars on…

By Lily Gonzalez

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Posted July 28, 2015
LilyFatherGreg

My Immigrant Father’s Dream: A College Education

At the age of five I had my very own encyclopedia. I couldn’t pronounce the word much less know what…

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
realchoice

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
girlatlunch

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
parentinvolvement

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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