Myrna Reyes

myrna

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College and Career Pathways Liaison, Center for Powerful Public Schools

Los Angeles, California

Myrna Reyes works at the Center for Powerful Public Schools as college and career pathways liaison at Community Health Advocates School (CHAS), located in South Central Los Angeles, where she grew up.

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Posted Nov. 8, 2016
myrnawithstudents

I Used to Think College Wasn’t For Me, Now I Work to Ensure Students of Color Attend and Graduate College

Many people don’t go back to work in the community they grew up in, but doing so provides a special…

By Myrna Reyes

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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
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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