Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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Parent

Inland Empire, California

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a mother, grandmother, former middle school teacher, former member of a school board of education and an education advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire.

Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her B.S. in political science and public administration from California Baptist University and a master’s in education technology from Cal State Fullerton.

Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families in the Inland Empire and currently works as an education specialist.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2018

71 Years Ago This Case Ended Segregation in California and Made Brown v. Board of Education Possible

In September 1943, Gonzalo Jr., Sylvia and Jerome Mendez went with their aunt, Soledad Vidaurri, and three cousins to enroll…

By Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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Posted Sep. 8, 2016

How to Know When It’s Time to Find a New Teacher for Your Mijo/a

What would you do if your child came home from school and said to you, “I hate school” or “I…

By Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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Posted June 19, 2019
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There’s a Difference Between a ‘Good’ School and Choosing Whiteness and Wealth

It’s nearly summer, and while for most that means the end of a school year, for many it also means transition. Preschoolers transition to kindergarten,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 19, 2019

Just Like Emancipation, Quality Schools Are Being Delayed and Denied to Black Students

“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” While many Americans are waiting with baited breath for July 4,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted June 18, 2019
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What It’s Like to Attend School in Rural America

On a rainy day in May of 2018, I toured a public school in northern Pennsylvania. Most of the students were eligible for free lunch.…

By Jennifer Wahl

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