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 Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Not Every Kid Looks Forward to Holiday Breaks

As a kid, I didn’t look forward to the holidays as much as my classmates did because it meant more time in a home that…

By Kelly D. Holstine

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