Jorge Morales

Guest Blogger

Policy Director, Teens Take Charge

New York City, New York

Jorge Armando Morales Aguila was born in San Luis Teolocholco, Tlaxcala, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States in 2008. He is a first year, first generation student currently attending the University of Rochester, where he majors in political science. He became a part of the student coalition group Teens Take Charge late 2017 and currently serves in the position of policy director. As policy director, he has led a policy team, analyzed data and created policy proposals on the behalf of TTC. He has also delivered policy presentations and negotiated with policymakers regarding TTC’s policy proposals. He is an advocate for educational equity, and he strives to empower the voices of the marginalized youth for educational equity.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2018

I’m an Immigrant and a Student and My Voice Matters

When I was about 7 years old, I immigrated to the United States from Mexico. It was 2008 and I…

By Jorge Morales

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

By Rann Miller

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

By Meghann Estrada

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