Leticia Chavez-Garcia

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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 Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could earn their diplomas…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020

White Teachers, Our Whiteness Is Getting in Our Way

Since the murder of George Floyd, teacher leaders across America have sought to prove the necessity of antiracism in public education. And rightly so: from…

By Tate Aldrich

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