Stephanie Gonzalez

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Guest Blogger

City Council President Pro Tempore

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Stephanie Gonzalez was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island. She graduated from Central Falls High School in 2004 and became the first member of her family to attend college, graduating in 2008 with a B.A. in English from Boston College.

Since returning to Central Falls, Stephanie has dedicated much of her time advocating for quality education for families, and promoting college attendance and completion. Stephanie serves on the Central Falls School Board of Trustees.

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Posted May 13, 2015
collegematerial

Who’s ‘College Material’? It’s Not Your Decision to Make

During my senior year in high school, my guidance counselor told me not to apply to my dream school because…

By Stephanie Gonzalez

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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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