Troy Rivera

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Teacher, University Schools

Greeley, Colorado

Troy Rivera teaches English at the high school level at University Schools in Greeley, Colorado. He has been teaching for over 15 years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Troy is a fellow with America Achieves and TeachPlus/NEA, and his mission is to make all his students successful, lifelong learners.

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Posted Feb. 23, 2017
empathy

My Classroom Changed When I Started to Understand What Empathy Really Is

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. These sayings…

By Troy Rivera

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Posted July 14, 2015
optout

What’s Missing From the Opt-Out Movement? A Reasonable Alternative

As an educator with over 13 years of experience, my feelings about the opt-out movement are mixed. I understand the…

By Troy Rivera

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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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