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…

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Posted Feb. 25, 2020

Now That Trump Is Abandoning Charter Schools, Democrats Are Free to Champion a Truly Progressive Education Platform

I could be Bernie Sanders’ daughter. After all, my parents were much like him, children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in New York…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Feb. 24, 2020

Here’s What I Told My Students After ‘Karen From Mike Bloomberg’s Campaign’ Texted Me

Last week, I received a text from “Karen from Mike Bloomberg’s campaign.” She wrote that “with so much at stake, Americans deserve a Democratic candidate…

By Ashley McCall

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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