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 Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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