Matthew Gonzales

Guest Blogger

Education Policy Researcher, Columbia University

New York City, New York

Matthew Gonzales is an education policy researcher with a deep interest in racial and socioeconomic school integration and educational equity. He was formerly a special education middle-school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). He is currently a graduate student of education policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Posted Oct. 21, 2015

Will Obama Finally Do Something About Integration?

In the last year of his second term, President Obama must commit to the fight against racial and economic segregation…

By Matthew Gonzales

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Posted May 17, 2017

You May Have Seen ‘Hamilton,’ But Not Like This

It was a cool Chicago evening in late April. I walked down the bleacher steps of the spacious new Back of the Yards College Preparatory…

By Lane Wright

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s What I Learned When I Sat Down for All the Standardized Tests My Students Take

Many people—not just students—cringe when they hear the word test because it triggers fear in some and anger in others. Educators know that tests are…

By Anthony Grisillo

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Posted May 23, 2017

Here’s Some Suggested Reading for Our Trash-Talking Secretary of Education

You hear a lot these days—especially in the Trump era—about how broken, antiquated and just generally messed up public education is in our country. Just…

By Michael Vaughn

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