Mariah A. Diaz

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High School Senior

Los Angeles, California

Mariah A. Diaz is currently a high school senior. For the first 9 years of her education, her mother and grandmother drove her 7 miles away to another school district because LAUSD didn’t provide high quality options were she lived. She was a stellar student until her first year in high school when she was falling through the cracks. Her mother pulled her out of that school and found a high quality private high school. In her 2nd high school, she thrived. She is involved with several clubs and is a student athlete team member in volleyball, softball and swim team. Mariah discovered her interest in art early in grade school.

Mariah is currently receiving college acceptance letters and is excited about the future. She has joined the blog community to provide a student’s perspective for parents and motivate students to strive for their dreams and never give up.

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Posted Jan. 28, 2016

Thank You, Mom and School Choice, for Saving Me From Ninth Grade

From preschool till my freshman year of high school, my grandma and I would commute about 30-40 minutes each day…

By Mariah A. Diaz

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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