Cynthia Lopez

Guest Blogger

Los Angeles, California

Cynthia Lopez was born and raised in the South East LA area. As a product of LAUSD she remembers fondly her time at Loma Vista Elementary, Nimitz Jr. High and Bell High School. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in business management economics and currently works in operations and compliance at a downtown investment management firm. Cynthia resides in south east LA with her husband and two young children. Becoming a mother has made her realize the importance of early education and believes in the importance of helping all children reach their full potential no matter their socioeconomic background. She hopes to become a strong and effective advocate in her community.

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Posted July 28, 2017

I Thought I Suffered for Not Being Placed in ESL Classes, But I Was Wrong

At the age of 2, I left the United States to live in my parents’ native country, Guatemala. I completed…

By Cynthia Lopez

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Posted Aug. 5, 2020
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Why It’s Time to Raise Hell About Re-Opening Schools

This week, teachers all over the country are holding demonstrations protesting plans to re-open schools for in-person learning. Obviously, there’s heated debate everywhere about how…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020
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I Believe in School Choice, But Only When Those Choices Are Available to Everyone

Two weeks ago, the governor of my state directed $32 million dollars in funds from the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund to create…

By Patrick Kelly

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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