Suraj Gopal

Guest Blogger

Teacher

New York City, New York

Suraj Gopal has served as a high and SPED STEM teacher, and currently teaches ninth-grade STEM special education at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in Manhattan. He also serves as Hudson’s United Federation of Teachers delegate, and the varsity boys’ soccer coach for his school building’s very own Bayard Rustin Titans.

Suraj has also held roles at Leap New York City and Harlem Children’s Zone. He entered teaching through the New York City Teaching Fellows, and has an M.S. Ed. in teaching urban adolescents with disabilities from LIU Brooklyn, as well as a B.A. in music composition from Amherst College.

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Posted Mar. 13, 2016

A Letter From New York Teachers in Support of John King as Education Secretary

We, a group of New York-based educators, share enthusiastic support for the appointment of John B. King Jr. as secretary…

By Olinka Crusoe, Chris Fazio, Annie Gallagher, Suraj Gopal, Jemal Graham, Mike Loeb, April Rose, Pat Sprinkle, Matt Schatz, Carla Theodorou, Ashley Ward

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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