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 Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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