Jose Lara

Teacher and School Board Member, El Rancho Unified School District

Los Angeles, California

Jose Lara is a social studies teacher in South Central Los Angeles and also serves on the School Board in El Rancho Unified School District located in Pico Rivera, California. He is the recipient of the inaugural Social Justice Activist Award by the National Education Association, the largest organization of educators in the country. Lara writes and advocates for social justice education with a focus on ethnic studies, undocumented students and LGBT issues in schools. He can be found on Twitter at @josedelbarrio

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Posted Apr. 16, 2018

There Are Small Things We Can Do Every Day to Make Our LGBT Students Feel Safe

The same four students hang out together in front of my classroom most mornings. One set is female and the…

By Jose Lara

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Posted Dec. 14, 2018

Excellence Is Not a ‘White Thing’

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Posted Dec. 12, 2018

America Has Always Used Schools as a Weapon Against Native Americans

When Michelle Obama and her husband visited students of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota in the summer of 2014, she met students…

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Posted Dec. 10, 2018

I Thought Watching Another Teacher Get Right What I Got Wrong Would Hurt. Instead, It Inspired.

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days. After writing a whole post about how nice my room is, a post that included…

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